Video of the Week: “Encounter at Boot Hill” revisited

Here’s another one from the archives! It’s the Rawhide episode “Encounter at Boot Hill”. It was first broadcast on September 14, 1965. It features a priceless dust-up between Timothy and Clint Eastwood. It’s definitely one of Tim’s greatest television moments.

Remember – “impeeeeedin’” is against the law here in Regis. So don’t do it.

Video of the Week: “Encounter at Boot Hill”

All right, I’ve been waiting for this one! Our video this week is the Rawhide episode “Encounter at Boot Hill”. It was first broadcast on September 14, 1965. It features a priceless dust-up between Timothy and Clint Eastwood. It’s definitely one of Tim’s greatest television moments.

Remember – “impeeeeedin’” is against the law here in Regis. So don’t do it.

Pic of the Day: “Encounter at Boot Hill” revisited

Starting off the week is another look at the Rawhide episode “Encounter at Boot Hill,” the second of the two episodes of that long-running Western series in which Timothy appeared. It was first broadcast on September 14, 1965. Crooked Sheriff Blaine (Simon Oakland) and his ill-tempered deputy Ed Walker are harboring a deadly secret.

Encounter at Boot Hill - 1965

Oakland was one of the most recognizable character actors around, working steadily from the 1950s right up until his death in 1983. He got into acting on Broadway in the 1940s after a stint as a concert violinist. He was especially memorable as the psychiatrist who explains Norman Bates’ psychosis in Alfred Hitchcock‘s Psycho (1960).

Pic of the Day: “Encounter at Boot Hill” revisited

Today’s pic is another from “Encounter at Boot Hill,” the episode of Rawhide that first aired on September 14, 1965. Ill-tempered deputy Ed Walker is being restrained from punching out spineless Jethroe Kane (Peter Haskell).

Encounter at Boot Hill - 1965

Harvard man Haskell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and was on his way to Columbia Law School when he appeared off-Broadway in The Love Nest. He forged a solid career in television from the 1960s up until his death in 2010. In the early 1980s he finally attended New York Law School while working in the city in soap operas.

Pic of the Day: “The Book” revisited

Our pic for this Friday is another look at the Rawhide episode “The Book,” which was first broadcast on January 8, 1965. Bad guy Carl Hatcher is giving Pop Starke (Pat Hingle) a stern warning.

The Book - 1965

Tim had a much more substantial role on the series later that year in the episode “Encounter at Boot Hill” (09/14/65). Clint Eastwood probably wished he were talking to an empty chair during their big fight scene.

Pic of the Day: “Encounter at Boot Hill” revisited

Today we revisit “Encounter at Boot Hill,” the Rawhide episode that first aired on September 14, 1965. Nasty deputy sheriff Ed Walker has just gotten his first look at interloper Rowdy Yates (Clint Eastwood), and he does not like what he sees.

Encounter at Boot Hill - 1965

When one of Timothy’s bad guy characters grins at you, he is not being friendly. It’s a warning that you’d better start thinking of ways to defend yourself. He’s contemplating how many ways he can kick your ass from here to Sunday, and how much fun he’s going to have doing it. It’s the predatory grin of the shark. Get the hell out of Dodge while you still can!

Pic of the Day: “The Book”

Finally got it! Today’s pic is from the other episode of Rawhide that Tim appears in, “The Book.” It first aired on January 8, 1965. It was, if I’m not mistaken, the first time (but definitely not the last) Tim was directed by the legendary Bernard L. Kowalski. I will admit to you that I’ve just skimmed the episode at this point, so I could snag the screen caps. But it appears that Pat Hingle is in trouble with Timothy and his brothers over some kind of debt owed.

The Book - 1965

Tim only appears at the beginning and the end of this episode. He had a much more substantial role later on that same year in his second Rawhide episode, “Encounter at Boot Hill” (9/14/65).