Pic of the Day: “The Outfit” revisited

Today we take another look at John Flynn‘s The Outfit (1973). Ill-tempered thug Jake Menner is not too happy about Earl Macklin (Robert Duvall) interrupting his card game. I am not 100% certain who the actor sitting next to Timothy is.

Many of Tim’s previous co-stars appear in this great film, including Robert Ryan, Elisha Cook Jr., Marie Windsor, Tom Reese, Roland LaStarza, Emile Meyer, and Roy Jenson. Flynn also directed the cult favorite Rolling Thunder (1977), the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s short-lived film distribution company.

Quote of the Week

Timothy Carey – he is really weird. When I won the Look award for best supporting [for The Killing (1956)], Kubrick wanted to shoot publicity shots with his house for a background. You can’t believe this guy. He slept on a tom mattress with no sheets, windows that had burlap hanging instead of curtains. It looked worse than skid row, but Kubrick really thought he had charisma.

Marie Windsor, The Perfect Vision magazine, Vol. 4 Issue 15 (Fall 1992); interview by Roy Frumkes

Pic of the Day: “The Outfit” revisited

Inspired by the awesome folks at the Fans of Timothy Carey group on Facebook, today’s pic takes another look at The Outfit (1973), directed by John Flynn (Rolling Thunder [1977]). I am particularly digging everyone’s color-coordinated outfits here.

This is a great film that recalls the film noir classics of the past and gathers together many of its icons – not only Tim is here, but also Robert Ryan, Elisha Cook, Jr., Marie Windsor, and Jane Greer. There’s even a cameo by the great jazz chanteuse Anita O’Day. Don’t miss this one!