Huzzah! I got my copy of the Bill Elliott Detective Mysteries set the other day, and made some new screen caps from Chain of Evidence (1957). Here once again, but in sharp focus this time, is ill-tempered sleazeball Carl Fowler. He’s trying to pull a fast one on Sgt. Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty) and Lt. Andy Doyle (Elliott). He may be selling it but they ain’t buying it.
Closing out the week is another look at The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), featuring Joel McCrea as legendary lawman Bat Masterson. Crooked deputy Forbes is rather miffed at finding himself locked out of a meeting between Masterson and his boss, equally crooked Sheriff Jim Regan (Don Haggerty).
Gunfight was directed by Joseph M. Newman, who had directed Tim three years earlier in Flight to Hong Kong (1956). His most famous film is perhaps the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (1955). It’s been discovered, however, that Jack Arnold (It Came From Outer Space) ended up re-shooting almost half of the film after the studio found itself dissatisfied with Newman’s results. Arnold received no on-screen credit for his work, much like Tim in Gunfight. Time to give credit where credit is due.
Today we take another look at Chain of Evidence (1957), the low-budget crime drama directed by Paul Landres. Foul-tempered Carl Fowler (see what I did there?) is being grilled by Lt. Andy Doyle (“Wild” Bill Elliott), Sgt. Mike Duncan (Don Haggerty) and the gal who started the whole mess, Harriet Owens (Claudia Barrett).
Haggerty later appeared with Timothy in The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959). My MST3K and bad-movie-loving pals will recognize Barrett as the intrepid Alice from the infamous Robot Monster (1953). “We want peace, Ro-Man. But peace with honor.”
Our pic of the day takes another long-overdue look at The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), directed by Joseph M. Newman. Don Haggerty, Timothy, and Mauritz Hugo are Dodge City’s crooked lawmen, about to get their clocks cleaned by Bat Masterson (Joel McCrea).
Hugo arrived in the U.S. from Sweden at age fifteen and established himself as a reliable character over the ensuing years, especially in Westerns. He was fortunate enough to have lost his accent along the way, freeing himself from getting typecast in “ethnic” roles.
Let’s start off the week with another gander at The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959). Timothy’s crooked deputy Forbes thinks he’s going to be privy to a meeting between his boss Sheriff Regan (Don Haggerty) and Bat Masterson (Joel McCrea), but he’s got another think coming.
Dodge City was directed by Joseph M. Newman, who directed Tim three years earlier in Flight to Hong Kong (1956). He also directed the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (1955). Also appearing in Dodge City are two of Tim’s previous co-stars, Charles Horvath (Francis in the Haunted House) and Richard Anderson (Paths of Glory).
Heading off the work week is another look at The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959), directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Joel McCrea as Bat Masterson. Tim is uncredited as Forbes, crooked deputy to crooked Sheriff Jim Regan (Don Haggerty). I’m fairly certain that’s Mauritz Hugo on Tim’s left.
This was another of Timothy’s film roles that helped fund the making of The World’s Greatest Sinner. McCrea’s son Jody appeared along with Tim in Bikini Beach (1964) and Beach Blanket Bingo (1965).