Today we observe the 90th birthday anniversary of the legendary Marlon Brando. Timothy appeared with him twice, in The Wild One (1953) and One-Eyed Jacks (1961). Here is a rarely seen promo still from that latter film that I received from friend of the blog Toby Roan, author of the forthcoming A Million Feet of Film: The Making of One-Eyed Jacks. In a scene not appearing in the final cut of the film, the dead body of ne’er-do-well Howard Tetley is carried away by Rio, the man who shot him (Brando), Chico (Larry Duran) and Sheriff Dad Longworth (Karl Malden).
“You know, I was always a hound for publicity,” Tim said in the Psychotronic interview. “They were doing the Academy Awards and Brando was up for it. Well, I knew him from The Wild One, I knew he was going to get it (for On the Waterfront), so I was getting dressed up for it and I was going to go up there and get it before he got there, but some guy from Western Costume who was dressing me up talked me out of it.” I think most of us secretly – or perhaps not so secretly – wish he had gone ahead with his dastardly plan. Sending afterlife birthday greetings to you, Mr. Brando!
We close the work week with another promotional still from Marlon Brando‘s only directorial effort, One-Eyed Jacks (1961). If I am not mistaken, this scene does not appear in the finished film; at least I don’t remember it (there is a handwritten notation on the back of the photograph: “cancelled shot”). Timothy’s roughneck Howard Tetley is getting a tuba-full of what looks like beer dumped all over him, as Chico (Larry Duran) watches. Oh, the glamorous life of a Hollywood actor. A bit of payback for the Wild One incident, perhaps?