This week we will be featuring some of Timothy’s promotional stills, lobby cards and whatnot. First up, in honor of his co-star Don Calfa’s birthday anniversary today, is a promo still from Peeper (1976), the genial homage to 1940s gumshoe mystery flicks directed by Peter Hyams. Irascible torpedo Sid has his roscoe trained on our hero, Leslie C. Tucker (Michael Caine).
I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I got a terrific interview with Calfa last year, wherein he recounted with great delight his experiences working with Tim in this film, and their subsequent friendship. We here at TTCE wish Don a most splendiferous birthday!
Today we take another look at Peeper (1976), the enjoyable homage to 1940s detective flicks directed by Peter Hyams. Timothy and the great Don Calfa are being constantly stymied in their pursuit of Michael Caine and Natalie Wood.
When I interviewed him last summer, Calfa related how Tim managed to get himself fired from this film as well, and a double had to be used for certain long shots. That’s our Tim!
I hadn’t realized that today is the birthday of character actor extraordinaire Don Calfa, who co-starred with Tim in Peeper (1975). I conducted a splendid interview with him this past summer for the book I’m writing. He had some amazing stories to tell about working with Tim on that film, and about his friendship with Tim as well. He is truly one of a kind!
He and Tim make a great Mutt and Jeff-style team in this picture. Don’t miss it! Happy birthday, Calfa! And many more!
Presenting today’s pic, which is from Peter Hyam’s Peeper (1975). Michael Caine and Natalie Wood starred in this light-hearted homage to the classic Bogart private eye flicks of the 40s. Tim and veteran character actor Don Calfa make a great Mutt and Jeff-style team as a couple of torpedos named Sid and Rosie, determined to rub out Caine and Wood.
The opening credits are spoken by Bogie impersonator Guy Marks, which is kinda cool if you think about it. Also appearing is the notorious Liz Renay.