To celebrate the long-awaited official commercial DVD release of Revolt in the Big House (1958), our pic today is another promotional still from that very film. Lou Gannon (Gene Evans) and Bugsy Kyle confer during said revolt.
The Warner Archive Collection is a great source for several of Timothy’s films on DVD, including Waterhole #3 (1967), Chain of Evidence (1957), The Outfit (1973), Rumble on the Docks (1956), Convicts 4 (1962), and now this one. Way to go, WAC!
Our pic today is a lobby card from R.G. Springsteen‘s Revolt in the Big House (1958), the entertaining low-budget prison drama starring Gene Evans, Robert Blake and third-billed Timothy. Here we see the gang plotting said revolt in the prison greenhouse.
Of all the memorabilia for Tim’s films, items for Revolt seem to be the most ubiquitous and readily available. A casual search on eBay will always turn up stills and lobby cards from this film. Given that, it’s strange that I’ve yet to run across a trailer. I’m guessing there’s one out there somewhere.
Today we go up the river once again with Revolt in the Big House (1958), directed by R.G. Springsteen (no relation to Bruce, as far as I know). Timothy’s Bugsy Kyle has just gotten a look at the new guy, Lou Gannon (Gene Evans).
Another character in the film refers to Bugsy as “the one with the chest.” Here’s another example of Tim taking what could have been a routine stereotypical part and putting his unique stamp on it. Until Revolt sees a long-overdue proper DVD release, get yourself a copy right here.
Our pic for today is another production still from Revolt in the Big House (1958), directed by R.G. Springsteen. Tim and the great Gene Evans (Sam Fuller‘s The Steel Helmet) are busy plotting said revolt.
Tim in his undershirt… oh, my. Ahem. Anyway, here’s another of Tim’s movies that has yet to see an official DVD release. Until that finally happens, please go here for this one, Bayou, Speedtrap, and many other stellar cult movie faves.
Today’s Pic of the Day (you know the drill – click to embiggen) is an original still I got on eBay from R.G. Springsteen’s Revolt in the Big House (1958). Tim is shown with his future Baretta co-star, Robert Blake (with whom he also co-starred two years previously in Fred F. Sears’ Rumble on the Docks), and the wonderful Gene Evans (Sam Fuller’s The Steel Helmet), as they prepare to instigate the revolt. Tim’s character is Ed “Bugsy” Kyle, a weight-lifting con who loves his machine gun. I like how big, thick and solid he looks in this picture.
I’m a sucker for a good prison movie, and this one is not too shabby. Not quite as good as my favorite prison flick, Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954), but don’t miss it if you get the chance.