Pic of the Day: “Encounter at Boot Hill” revisited

Starting off the week is another look at the Rawhide episode “Encounter at Boot Hill,” the second of the two episodes of that long-running Western series in which Timothy appeared. It was first broadcast on September 14, 1965. Crooked Sheriff Blaine (Simon Oakland) and his ill-tempered deputy Ed Walker are harboring a deadly secret.

Encounter at Boot Hill - 1965

Oakland was one of the most recognizable character actors around, working steadily from the 1950s right up until his death in 1983. He got into acting on Broadway in the 1940s after a stint as a concert violinist. He was especially memorable as the psychiatrist who explains Norman Bates’ psychosis in Alfred Hitchcock‘s Psycho (1960).

Pic of the Day: “Francis in the Haunted House”

Boo! Our pic for today is from Charles Lamont‘s Francis in the Haunted House (1956). Tim doesn’t have much to do but look menacing and open doors and gates. At least in this shot, with Helen Wallace and Mickey Rooney, he gets to indulge in some comedy. He thinks he’s seen a ghost.

Francis in the Haunted House
You will probably remember Helen Wallace in her uncredited role as the customer in search of humane bug powder in Sam Loomis’ hardware store who declares, “And I say, insect or man, death should always be painless,” in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960).