Ending the week is another look at Phil Karlson‘s A Time for Killing (1967), the Civil War melodrama starring Glenn Ford. Billy Cat, “the Yankee from Missourah,” barks out some orders while Lt. Shaffer (Harrison Ford in his first credited screen role) looks confused and Col. Harries (Emile Meyer) watches in the background from the safety of his horse.
Meyer enjoyed a long career as one of Hollywood’s most dependable tough guys. Occasionally he did step out of the tough guy role, most memorably in Stanley Kubrick‘s Paths of Glory (1957), as the priest who accompanies Timothy to the firing squad. Tim told Grover Lewis in the Film Comment interview, “Emile Meyer, the guy playing the priest when we are being executed, also didn’t like me. He wanted to punch me because in my death scene I was biting his arm, saying, “I don’t wanna die, I don’t wanna die” [laughs].”
This week’s video is another clip (it says trailer, but it isn’t) from A Time for Killing (1967), the gritty Civil War drama directed by Phil Karlson and an uncredited Roger Corman. This one pretty much picks up where the previous clip I’ve posted here ends. Timothy actually has some lines in this one!
Our pic today revisits A Time for Killing (1967), the Civil War drama directed by Phil Karlson (taking over for Roger Corman). Timothy’s Union soldier Billy Cat awaits orders from a slightly nervous Lt. Shaffer, played by some youngster named Harrison Ford. Whatever happened to him anyway?
I had to snag this screen shot from the YouTube video of this scene, as the non-commercial DVD I have of the film must have been panned-and-scanned; Tim is not visible in this shot on the DVD. For shame and forsooth!
This week’s video is a clip from A Time for Killing (1967), meant to showcase the first credited film appearance of a young actor by the name of Harrison Ford. Yeah, that’s neat and all, but look who he’s standing next to!
Please revisit this post for a look at some nifty behind-the-scenes footage shot during the making of this film, which was initially helmed by Roger Corman before Phil Karlson took over.
Our pic for this Friday is from the Civil War drama A Time for Killing (1967), which was either set to be directed by Roger Corman but was taken over by Phil Karlson, or the other way around (I’ve heard both versions). As Union soldier Billy Cat, Tim has this memorable line: “Hey, boys! It’s me! Billy Cat! The Yankee from Missourah! Watch me shoot his belt buckle…”
A young actor by the name of Harrison Ford had his first credited role in this film. I wonder whatever happened to him?