Pic of the Day: “The Blackbirder” revisited

A friend of the blog reminded me recently about this great episode of Daniel Boone, first broadcast on October 3, 1968. Timothy completely steals the show as bounty hunter Lute Purdy.

The Blackbirder - 1968

This episode was directed by William Wiard, veteran TV workhorse who directed 36 episodes of the Daniel Boone series, including the other episode Tim appears in, “Mamma Cooper” (02/05/1970). Don Pedro Colley, as former slave Gideon, also appears in Tim’s Tenspeed and Brown Shoe episode “The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street” (06/20/1980). I also remember him fondly as Baron Samedi in the blaxploitation horror classic Sugar Hill (1974).