Today’s pic brings us around once again to Peeper (1975), the amiable homage to 1940s detective yarns directed by Peter Hyams and written by Keith Laumer and W.D. Richter. Bad guys Sid and Rosie (Don Calfa) take care of some business while Ellen Prendergast (Natalie Wood) looks on and another fellow just hangs around.
I had an ulterior motive for choosing a pic from Peeper – it’s Don Calfa’s birthday today! Two summers ago he shared some fabulous memories of working with Timothy in this film with Romeo Carey and I. Stay tuned! And happy birthday, Calfa.
Today being the 81st birthday anniversary of the great Michael Caine, it follows that our pic of the day is from Peter Hyams‘ Peeper (1976). Private eye Leslie Tucker (Caine) faces down bad guy Sid, while an only slightly concerned Ellen Prendergast (Natalie Wood) looks on.
It’s great to see Caine still working steadily in films, as he has been since the late 1950s. He’s always a delight to watch on-screen, and the interplay between himself and Tim in this film, however brief, is a gem. With at least five films currently in production, he’s unstoppable. Happy birthday, Sir Michael!
Today our pic takes another look at Peter Hyams‘ Peeper (1975), the amiable tribute to private eye flicks of the 1940s. Even after a bit of brightness/contrast tweaking, it’s still pretty dark. But trust me, Timothy and Don Calfa are in a bit of a Mexican standoff with Michael Caine and a worried-looking Natalie Wood.
Calfa told us during our interview with him last summer that after each take in which Tim had to man-handle Natalie, such as this one, he would wash his hands. Always the perfect gentleman!
Presenting today’s pic, which is from Peter Hyam’s Peeper (1975). Michael Caine and Natalie Wood starred in this light-hearted homage to the classic Bogart private eye flicks of the 40s. Tim and veteran character actor Don Calfa make a great Mutt and Jeff-style team as a couple of torpedos named Sid and Rosie, determined to rub out Caine and Wood.
The opening credits are spoken by Bogie impersonator Guy Marks, which is kinda cool if you think about it. Also appearing is the notorious Liz Renay.