Pic of the Day: “Mermaids of Tiburon” revisited

Our pic of the day revisits Mermaids of Tiburon (1962), directed by underwater cinematography expert John Lamb. Wetsuit-clad bad guy Milo Sangster has just decked (literally) the hero, Dr. Sam Jamison (George Rowe).

Mermaids of Tiburon

Lamb fared much better as the director of underwater cinematography on television (Sea Hunt and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) than he did as a film director, unfortunately. After Mermaids, he produced and directed forgettable low-budget sleaze, finally hanging it up in 1986. He passed away 20 years later.

Pic of the Day: “Mermaids of Tiburon” revisited

By special request (not to mention that it’s way past time for a revisit), today’s pic is another shot from Mermaids of Tiburon (1962), directed by underwater photography expert John Lamb. Timothy’s bad guy Milo Sangster (what a great name) is menacing the hero (George Rowe) with a flare. He appears to be really enjoying it, too.

It’s too bad Tim didn’t get a chance to do more films outdoors and especially on the water; he appears to be right at home. I don’t know if being a Pisces had anything to do with it.