Whoa everybody, I apologize for being away most of this week! I got sidelined with a bad cold. Today, though, I am back with something really special. I promise to post a better scan of this as soon as I figure out how to scan transparencies (apparently I have to make a folded paper doohickey… well anyway). For now, I’m using the pic that accompanied the eBay auction I got this from. It’s an original transparency of a behind-the-scenes shot from One-Eyed Jacks (1961), featuring Timothy and his director/star, Marlon Brando. And they’re laughing!
Poor Margarita Cordova can be seen on the left. I owe a really good high-quality scan of this to my pal Toby of 50 Westerns From the 50s, who brought this auction to my attention, for the book he’s writing on the filming of Jacks. This is another one of those rarities of Careyana that brings a smile to my face. Hope you feel the same.
Today’s pic is a pretty awesome promotional still from Marlon Brando‘s One-Eyed Jacks (1961). Timothy is the unmistakable focal point, as a nervous Margarita Cordova looks on. In the foreground we see Larry Duran, Ray Teal and Brando.
Tim worked on Jacks during the filming of The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962), which probably explains why Howard Tetley is sporting God Hilliard’s soul patch.
This week’s video carries on the death scene theme with, well, Timothy’s death scene from One-Eyed Jacks (1961), directed by Marlon Brando. I’ve posted this before, but it certainly bears repeating.
There are some interesting comments on this video’s YouTube page from Tim’s old friend Michael C. Gwynne (user name purkasz), so check ’em out! The unfortunate girl is Margarita Cordova, real-life flamenco dancer.
See what was going on in that still I posted a few days ago! Marlon Brando‘s only directorial effort, One-Eyed Jacks (1961), features the following great scene between himself, Tim and Margarita Cordova.
“You get up, you big tub of guts.” Nice. You know what’s strange about Tim’s appearance in this film? You never really get a good look at his eyes. Ever.
My latest eBay score! One-Eyed Jacks (1961) was Marlon Brando’s directorial debut. The film was originally slated to be directed by Stanley Kubrick. Tim is quite memorable as drunken louse Howard Tetley, seen here manhandling poor Margarita Cordova after shoving her face into a bowl of chili.
Tim once said of his Jacks experience, “I played a bully and was supposed to push this girl’s face in a bowl of chili. She was supposed to get angry, but she kept on crying. Brando, who directed the film, told me to get her angry, to kick her in the ass! Karl Malden said, ‘You can’t do that!’ I said, ‘I know, her husband’s gonna kill me!’” Margarita and her husband owned the El Cid flamenco club in Los Angeles for nearly twenty years.