Pic of the Day: “Rumble on the Docks” promo still

Today’s pic is an original promotional still from Rumble on the Docks (1956), directed by Fred F. Sears. It still bears the original studio stamp and a typed notation glued to it on the back. The note reads “RACKETEER’S HENCHMAN BEATEN – Tim Carey, trigger man for crooked union boss, is found beaten and brought to latter’s headquarters in a scene from Columbia’s ‘Rumble on the Docks,’ produced by Sam Katzman.”

Rumble on the Docks

Tim is being propped up by James Darren and Robert Blake, the latter his future co-star in Revolt in the Big House (1958) and four Baretta episodes in the ’70s. Darren enjoyed a successful career as a teen heartthrob and singing sensation in the ’50s and ’60s, then found his niche on television in The Time Tunnel and many other series. Trekkies will remember him as the holographic lounge singer Vic Fontaine on several episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the late 1990s.

Pic of the Day: “The Resurrection of Carlini” revisited

Today we take another look at “The Resurrection of Carlini,” the episode of The Greatest American Hero that first aired on November 19, 1982. Blanchard, the late magician Carlini’s slightly deranged assistant, is attempting his getaway.

The Resurrection of Carlini - 1982

Also appearing in this episode is the great Andrew Robinson, so memorable in Dirty Harry (1971), Hellraiser (1987) and as Liberace in the 1988 TV movie of the same name. Trekkies will also recognize him from his recurring role as the Cardassian Elim Garak in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.