Video of the Week: “Big Jessie”

EDITOR’S NOTE 03/27/14: Another one removed for copyright infringement. Sorry about that, folks!

Our video for this week is the pre-credits sequence from “Big Jessie,” the episode of the Western series Cimarron Strip that first aired on February 8, 1968. Timothy and Donnelly Rhodes are a pair of outlaws on the run who are about to make life miserable for Marshal Jim Crown (Stuart Whitman).

Rhodes, born and raised in Winnipeg, has been a Canadian and American television stalwart since the late 1950s. His most notable recent performance is probably that of Dr. Cottle in the Battlestar Galactica reboot.

Pic of the Day: “Big Jessie”

Our pic for today finds Tim in Western mode once again. He appeared in the Cimarron Strip episode “Big Jessie,” which was aired on February 8, 1968. He portrays henchman Lobo, who has a nasty scar on his face and likes to pass the time throwing knives.

Cimarron Strip

The character of “Big Jessie” is played by a young Mariette Hartley. It’s also great to see Donnelly Rhodes and Jack Elam here as well.