Pic of the Day: “Bayou” revisited

Let’s close out the week with another look at Ulysses, the “ragin’ Cajun” of Harold DanielsBayou (1957). Here he confers with Emil Hebert (Douglas Fowley) and his sidekick Bos (Jonathan Haze). This screenshot captures one of the more amusing of the myriad facial expressions that flit across Ulysses’ face in the space of about a minute and a half.

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Haze appears in the delightful new documentary That Guy Dick Miller (2014), which has just been released on DVD and which I strongly urge you to add to your collection!

 

Video of the Week: “Bayou” fight scene

Another one from the archives! This is Timothy and Peter Graves‘ big fight scene at the end of Bayou (1957), aka Poor White Trash, directed by Harold Daniels. The entire film has been building up to this, and it’s worth the wait.

Also appearing are Lita Milan and Jonathan Haze. Enjoy!

Video of the Week: “Bayou”

Well folks, looks like all of the Videos of the Week from now on are “from the archives,” as I’ve simply run out of new videos of Timothy to post. Here’s the first one I ever posted, and it’s one of the best. Tim’s Cajun brute Ulysses from Bayou (1957) has a chat with Jean Tithe (Eugene Sonfield) while his henchman Bos (Jonathan Haze) takes a nap. You may need subtitles.

As the video suggests, get your copy of Bayou at j4hi.com! They also have Speedtrap (1977) and Revolt in the Big House (1958)!

Quote of the Week

“Somewhere around there I was kicked out of six films in a row. Then I did BAYOU and they wanted me to play the heavy, so I went down to Louisiana and played a Cajun, Ulysses. ‘What I want I gonna get and no dirty Yonkee from swell country is gonna take it away from me!’ Peter Graves takes away my woman and we have a big fight scene in the cemetery and I fall on an axe.” Carey’s Cajun bully was memorable (other characters refer to him as a shark and a snake), but his standout bit was doing an incredible uninhibited dance to accordion music. He hops in the air, does rubberleg moves, caresses himself and scratches like he has fleas, while a storm brews. The Ulysses dance is so good that it’s edited in several times. BAYOU was made at about the same time as Roger Corman‘s SWAMP WOMAN. Both featured Corman regulars Jonathan Haze and Ed Nelson. BAYOU was directed by Harold Daniels who had co-directed the famous roadshow hit, THE PRINCE OF PEACE with William Beaudine.

– Psychotronic Video magazine #6, Summer 1990; interview by Michael Murphy andJohnny Legend, research by Michael J. Weldon

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Video of the Week: “Bayou”

I have completely run out of videos to post, so it looks like I’m just going to have to start over. This is the very first video I posted nearly two years ago (no way!). Timothy’s Cajun brute Ulysses from Bayou (1957) has a chat with Jean Tithe (Eugene Sonfield) while Bos (Jonathan Haze) takes a nap. You may need subtitles.

As the video suggests, get your copy of Bayou at j4hi.com! They also have Speedtrap and Revolt in the Big House!