Horvath was one of the top stuntmen in Hollywood, brawling his way through countless films and television shows from the late 1940s until his death in 1978. He and Timothy had uncredited roles in Joseph M. Newman‘s The Gunfight at Dodge City (1959). And like Tim, he worked with John Cassavetes late in his career, in A Woman Under the Influence (1974).
Boo! Our pic for today is from Charles Lamont‘s Francis in the Haunted House (1956). Tim doesn’t have much to do but look menacing and open doors and gates. At least in this shot, with Helen Wallace and Mickey Rooney, he gets to indulge in some comedy. He thinks he’s seen a ghost.
You will probably remember Helen Wallace in her uncredited role as the customer in search of humane bug powder in Sam Loomis’ hardware store who declares, “And I say, insect or man, death should always be painless,” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960).