Today’s pic revisits the Cowboy G-Men episode “The Golden Wolf”. It first aired on September 27, 1952. Wolf poacher Jake Kirby is flummoxed to discover that the legendary “golden wolf” of the title is, in fact – well, no spoilers here.
It’s hard to believe that Timothy is only 23 years old here. I apologize for the substandard quality of this and pretty much all the pics from Cowboy G-Men. I’m guessing cleaning up these prints is not a high priority for the DVD distributors. It’s a blessing that we have them at all, really.
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).
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.
Our pic for today takes us back to “The Golden Wolf,” the episode of Cowboy G-Men that first aired on September 27, 1952. Tim’s wolf hide rustler Jake Kirby battles with cowboy G-man Stoney Crockett (Jackie Coogan). I believe Crockett has just bit Kirby’s hand. Ouch.
It just occurred to me that Timothy would have made an awesome Lurch on The Addams Family. Not to take anything away from the great Ted Cassidy, mind you. It’s fun to think about the roles for Tim that might have been in some alternate universe. For instance, I think he would have been a great villain on Batman, and what an interesting Klingon he might have proved to be…
Today’s pic is from another of Tim’s appearances on Cowboy G-Men. The episode is “The Golden Wolf,” first airing on September 27, 1952. Tim was teamed once again with Robert Lowery as a couple of con artists attempting to resell the same batch of wolf hides to unsuspecting buyers. They also try to claim a bounty on the legendary “golden wolf” that supposedly wanders the hills.
The “golden wolf” turns out to be **SPOILER ALERT** a German shepherd. Hmm – Tim trained German shepherds, but I’m not sure when he got into it. I wonder if the dog in this episode was his dog?