Our video this week revisits the Cowboy G-Men episode “Beware! No Trespassing”. It was first broadcast on November 1,1952. Timothy and Robert Lowery are stirring up some trouble at a tungsten mine.
I’d like to express my gratitude to all the folks who are rescuing these obscure television shows from oblivion. Even considering the poor quality of some of the prints (like this one), it’s still worth it to have some of Tim’s earliest screen performances available to us. Thank you!
Today we take another look at the Cowboy G-Men episode “Beware! No Trespassing”. It was first broadcast on November 1, 1952. Evil-doers Benton and Jardine (Robert Lowery) eagerly anticipate the execution of their dastardly plan that involves a tungsten mine.
Our video of the week showcases another of Timothy’s earliest performances. It’s one of the six episodes of Cowboy G-Men in which he appeared, “The Secret Mission”. Baby boomer cowgirls and cowboys first gathered around their Saturday morning televisions for this one on October 4, 1952.
He’s got a fairly substantial part as henchman to main bad guy Robert Lowery, and he gets a great fight scene with series star Russell Hayden. Enjoy this one, it’s pretty good as these things go. Except for those damn kids. No idea who played them. Holy cow, they’re annoying.
Let’s kick off the week with some vintage Timothy from very early in his career. Our pic today is from the Cowboy G-Men episode “The Golden Wolf”. It was first broadcast on September 27, 1952, and is one of six episodes of that Saturday morning baby boomer staple in which he appeared. Wolf poacher and con man Jake Kirby is worried that the authorities will discover that he and his partner Gil Clement (Robert Lowery) have been selling the same recycled wolf pelts to unsuspecting suckers for ages.
Directing this episode was Reg Browne, a real jack-of-all-trades in the television industry – editor, director, writer, even bit actor. He also directed Tim in the CGM episode “Beware! No Trespassing” (11.1.52).
No dipping into the archives this week – we have a brand-new video for you! It’s the Cowboy G-Men episode “Beware! No Trespassing” in its entirety. It was first aired on November 1, 1952. Timothy’s henchman Benton and his boss Jardine (Robert Lowery) are stirring up some mayhem at a tungsten mine.
Series star Russell Hayden was one of the busiest Western film stars around in the 1930s and ’40s, carrying on the tradition on TV in the ’50s. He and fellow Western stars Roy Rogers and Dick Curtis were among the original investors and developers of Pioneertown in California, which has been used in countless movies and television programs.
Our pic for today revisits the Cowboy G-Men episode “Beware! No Trespassing,” which first aired on November 1, 1952. Timothy’s henchman Benton is imparting vital information to his boss (Robert Lowery) and fellow henchman (X Brands), and looking rather silly as he does so. Another shot of Tim that makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.
Also look at the way the veins in his neck stick out. Tim certainly threw his entire physical being into his work.
Our pic of the day revisits “The Golden Wolf,” the episode of Cowboy G-Men that first aired on September 27, 1952. Timothy is crooked wolf hunter Jake Kirby, selling the same recycled wolf skins to unsuspecting buyers with his partner, Gil Clement (Robert Lowery).
Tim appeared in six episodes of the series. It does my heart good to think of all those little baby boomer cowboys and cowgirls gathering around the television on Saturday mornings and watching Tim.
Today we look at another pic from the Cowboy G-Men episode “The Secret Mission,” which premiered on October 4, 1952 – just over 60 years ago! Wow. Timothy, Robert Lowery and X Brands are spying on cowboy G-man Russell Hayden in the next room, trying to determine what his next move will be.
This is a rare shot of Tim in repose, which didn’t happen very often.
This Friday’s pic revisits the Cowboy G-Men episode “Beware! No Trespassing”. It was first broadcast on November 1, 1952. Timothy’s henchman Benton is hoping there will be no hitch in his boss Jardine’s (Robert Lowery) evil plan.
It’s great to know that Tim was a part of so many baby-boomer cowboys’ and cowgirls’ Saturday morning TV adventures. A lot of these episodes have been released officially, but check the DVD Resources links to your right for more “unofficial” sources. And enjoy Jackie Coogan in his post-Chaplin, pre-Addams Family days.
Our pic of the day takes another look at the Cowboy G-Men episode “The Secret Mission,” first airing on October 4, 1952. Timothy was teamed once again with X Brands as henchmen of the main bad guy, Robert Lowery.
The television Western was fertile ground for many a young actor newly arrived in Hollywood in the 1950s. Timothy also appeared in an episode of the popular series Sheriff of Cochise (which wasn’t really a Western), “The Great Train Robbery,” which has so far eluded my grasp.