Our pic for today is a publicity still from William A. Graham‘s Waterhole #3 (1967), co-produced by an uncredited Blake Edwards. Timothy’s seemingly part-goat outlaw Hilb is on the trail of some Confederate gold, along with James Coburn, Carroll O’Connor, and Claude Akins.
Coburn, with whom I share a birthday, seemed to specialize in rascals and ne’er-do-wells that you nevertheless couldn’t help liking in spite of it all. He always managed to light up the screen, even when he was only voicing a character, as he did in one of his final films, Monsters Inc. (2001).
Kicking off the week is another look at Hilb, the seemingly part-man part-goat character portrayed by Timothy in Waterhole #3 (1967). Here we see him making a grab for Claude Akins‘ share of the much-sought-after stash of gold, as trussed-up James Coburn and Carroll O’Connor look on.
William A. Graham was at the helm; he also directed Tim in The Name of the Game episode “Fear of High Places” (1968) and Change of Habit (1969). He’s been a hard-working film and television director since the late 1950s. Recently he has been sidelined since a serious motorcycle accident. We here at The Timothy Carey Experience wish him all the best.
Our pic for this Friday revisits Waterhole #3 (1967), the irreverent Western comedy starring James Coburn. Claude Akins is doing his best to avoid an altercation between Timothy and Roy Jenson.
“This was really demanding as I had to play a part-goat, part-human type,” Tim once said of his role as Hilb. “I would react by making the sound of a goat to reflect different moods. There was a simplicity about that role that I liked.” He and Jenson would later both appear in The Outfit (1973) and Nightside (1980).
Our pic for today comes from the raucous Western comedy Waterhole #3 (1967), directed by William A. Graham, who also directed Tim in Change of Habit and an episode of The Name of the Game. Tim turns in another great comedic performance as an outlaw named Hilb. Hilb is apparently part goat, with his little tuft of a beard and his inclination to gnaw on carrots and bleat.
It’s an amusing film in the Cat Ballou vein, in spite of the screenwriters’ light-hearted attitude toward rape (“Assault with a friendly weapon?” queries the guilty party, James Coburn). I know, I know, it was the Sixties. Anyway, see it for Tim if nothing else.