Pic of the Day: “He’ll Never See Daylight” revisited

Today’s pic takes another look at Matty Trifon, the gangster who enjoys nothing more than taking his friends out to dinner and stuffing them with yummy food. He appeared in the very first Baretta episode, “He’ll Never See Daylight”. It first aired on January 17, 1975 and was directed by the legendary Bernard L. Kowalski.

He'll Never See Daylight - 1975

I am fairly certain that the actress portraying Matty’s confused girlfriend is Judith Hanson, who is helpfully listed in the credits as “Girl”. I am also fairly certain that she is the same Judith Hanson who is now a country singer with a CD entitled Even Perfectly Nice People Go to Jail. She has this to say on her CDBaby artist page: “I was a child entertainer and became a top model in New York. I did national commercials and then went to Hollywood where I worked on television and some movies. I started writing songs for a very unusual reason and it turned into a business. Now I own my own publishing company, Hanson Payday Publishing, and I’m ready to cash in my chips!”

Pic of the Day: “He’ll Never See Daylight” revisited

It’s time for another look at the premiere episode of Baretta, “He’ll Never See Daylight”. It first aired on January 17, 1975. Garrulous gangster Matty Trifon is enjoying a night on the town with his boss and their girlfriends. I am not sure who the actress is playing Matty’s rather confused moll; it might be Judith Hanson. Anyone know for sure?

He'll Never See Daylight - 1975

This was another episode directed by the legendary Bernard L. Kowalski, who apparently was not afraid to let Timothy have his head when it came to characterization. The infamous begloved chicken-eating scene follows shortly after this shot.