Daves’ law degree from Stanford University ended up collecting dust after the film bug bit him while still in college. He often wrote, produced and directed his own films (much like someone else we know!). Westerns were nearest and dearest to his heart.
Today our pic revisits Delmer Daves‘ The Last Wagon (1956). Timothy received no screen credit for his admittedly minor role as bad guy Cole Harper. Here Cole and his father, Sheriff Bull Harper (George Mathews), shoot it out with renegade Comanche Todd (Richard Widmark).
As I’ve mentioned previously, my MSTie friends will no doubt recognize Mathews from his role as the put-upon guardian angel of the short X Marks the Spot (1944). He turned in many fine performances, mostly on television in the 1950s and 60s. Off-screen he was an avid chess player.
My MSTie pals will recognize Mathews as the overworked guardian angel of the short X Marks the Spot (1944). He enjoyed a long career on the stage and in movies and television.