I usually don’t post on Saturdays, but as the legendary Sterling Hayden was born 100 years ago today, I couldn’t not post. Timothy appeared in three films with him: Hellgate (1952), Crime Wave (1954) and The Killing (1956), getting a chance to really interact with him only in the latter film. It’s too bad there weren’t more, but what we have is choice. Hayden was a true iconoclast, the very definition of “rugged individualism.” They just don’t make ’em like that anymore. Sir, we salute you.
EDITOR’S NOTE 10/20/2015: Another one bites the dust. My apologies.
Our video this week features another of Timothy’s early film appearances, fleeting and dubbed over as it is. It’s Charles Marquis Warren‘s Hellgate (1952), starring a man Tim would encounter again on-screen, Sterling Hayden. Tim can be seen very early in the film as one of bad guy James Anderson‘s henchmen.
This entertaining combination of Western and prison drama boasts an impressive cast – in addition to Hayden and Anderson, Joan Leslie, Ward Bond, and James Arness are also on board. It’s possible that Tim appears again amongst the extras in the prison scenes, but I haven’t been able to catch a glimpse of him. Perhaps you might be more successful than I – if so, please let me know! Enjoy!
Wrapping up the week is another rather awkward shot of Timothy from Hellgate (1952). He’s the henchman of bad guy James Anderson (so memorable in To Kill a Mockingbird ), delivering his only line. In someone else’s voice. I imagine director Charles Marquis Warren was not crazy about the idea of a cowboy with a Brooklyn accent.
It’s another uncredited, don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-him part. I guess you gotta start somewhere, huh?