Today’s pic is another from Peeper (1975), Peter Hyams‘ comical take on the hard-boiled gumshoe genre of the 1940s. Bumbling torpedoes Sid and Rosie (Don Calfa) question a cruise ship attendant without trying to appear overly conspicuous.
Calfa told me a very amusing story about filming this scene with Timothy aboard the Queen Mary in the broiling hot summer of 1974. You’ll just have to wait til the book comes out, heh heh!
This week we will be featuring some of Timothy’s promotional stills, lobby cards and whatnot. First up, in honor of his co-star Don Calfa’s birthday anniversary today, is a promo still from Peeper (1976), the genial homage to 1940s gumshoe mystery flicks directed by Peter Hyams. Irascible torpedo Sid has his roscoe trained on our hero, Leslie C. Tucker (Michael Caine).
I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I got a terrific interview with Calfa last year, wherein he recounted with great delight his experiences working with Tim in this film, and their subsequent friendship. We here at TTCE wish Don a most splendiferous birthday!
Today our pic revisits Peeper (1976), the homage to hard-boiled detective flicks of the 1940’s directed by Peter Hyams. Sid the hit man has just emerged from the trunk of private dick Leslie Tucker’s (Michael Caine) car, and he is not too happy about it.
If Tim had not gotten himself fired from this film (yes, again), it would be a much better picture. As it is, it’s not a bad little film really. It’s readily available on DVD and Amazon Instant Video, so give yourself a treat.
I hadn’t realized that today is the birthday of character actor extraordinaire Don Calfa, who co-starred with Tim in Peeper (1975). I conducted a splendid interview with him this past summer for the book I’m writing. He had some amazing stories to tell about working with Tim on that film, and about his friendship with Tim as well. He is truly one of a kind!
He and Tim make a great Mutt and Jeff-style team in this picture. Don’t miss it! Happy birthday, Calfa! And many more!
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.