Our pic of the day takes another look at “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that first aired on October 30, 1967. Stefan, the strong arm behind deranged bad guy Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin), is beginning to doubt the wisdom of being employed by a guy like Karmak.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. has been turning up on Sunday nights over at MeTV. This channel has fast become a banquet for classic television fans. Check it out; you never know when Timothy might turn up!
Our pic today is another from “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of the classic spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. that first aired just in time for Halloween on October 30, 1967. Burly henchman Stefan is just beginning to realize that he is being played for a fool by his boss, Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin).
McGavin teamed up with Tim a year later in “For Members Only,” the pilot episode of his short-lived series The Outsider (1968-69). This is one of Tim’s television performances that has so far eluded my grasp as far as any kind of physical media is concerned. I really should make a post listing the episodes I’m still looking for on DVD. Stay tuned…
Today our pic takes another look at The Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode “The Deadly Quest Affair,” which first aired on October 30, 1967. Faithful henchman Stefan has just been shot by his double-crossing boss Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin), but he’s not letting that stop him from carrying out his final mission.
Co-starring in this episode is Marlyn Mason, whom I seem to eternally get confused with Marsha Mason. She’s been a bright presence on television (mostly) for over fifty years and is still hard at work, making her own films.
I apologize for missing yesterday! I was completely worn out from my burlesque class on Sunday. No, really.
Today’s pic is another one from “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. that was first broadcast on October 30, 1967. Stefan, the muscle for his boss Viktor Karmak (Darren McGavin), has just been shot, and he’s not too happy about it. But one measly bullet isn’t going to keep him down for long.
This episode was directed by Swedish actor/director Alf Kjellin, very busy in both fields in Hollywood in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. You may remember him most vividly as Col. Ostrovsky, the Russian paratroop commander in John Sturges‘ Ice Station Zebra (1968).
Today’s pic is another from the Columbo episode “Fade In to Murder,” first airing on October 10, 1976. Sandwich slinger (and apparent frustrated actor) Tony is waxing eloquent, but his television producer friend Clare Daley (Lola Albright) is having none of it. “You’re always auditioning for me, Tony!” she declares exasperatedly. All she wants is her sandwich – which unfortunately she does not get.
Albright enjoyed a long career in Hollywood as a talented, sexy blonde star and a sultry singer, most notably on the Peter Gunn television crime drama. She appeared in many of the same TV series that Tim did, including Racket Squad, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Her last television role, like Tim’s, was on Airwolf. She is now enjoying retirement in California.
To mark the birthday anniversary of the late great Darren McGavin, today we take another look at “The Deadly Quest Affair,” the episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. that first aired just in time for Halloween on October 30, 1967. McGavin is exotic villain Viktor Karmak, complete with pet leopard. Timothy, as Karmak’s torpedo Stefan, is divesting Robert Vaughn and Marlyn Mason of weapons or anything else that would give them an unfair advantage as the plot unfolds.
Tim appeared with McGavin again the following year in the first episode of the series The Outsider, “For Members Only,” which I’m still working on finding a copy of. McGavin certainly ruled a big part of my teen years as Kolchak: The Night Stalker in the mid-1970s. He passed away in 2006 and is greatly missed.
Our pic for today takes another look at The Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode “The Deadly Quest Affair,” which was first aired on October 30, 1967. Timothy, as the boss’ torpedo Stefan, is being persuaded to think twice about his situation by Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum).
Also co-starring here is the great Darren McGavin as Stefan’s boss, recurring villain Viktor Karmak. Timothy appeared in the pilot episode of McGavin’s series The Outsider (1968), which continues to elude me to this day. Sigh.
Our video for this week is another full-length television episode, although unfortunately it will cost you $1.99 to check it out. Timothy, of course, makes it worth it if you’re feeling reckless. It’s “The Deadly Quest Affair,” from the groovy spy series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. It first hit TV screens on October 30, 1967. It’s basically another boss’ torpedo role for Tim, but this time he kind of redeems himself in the end (you can count that as a spoiler alert, or not).
In his autobiography, Robert Vaughn mentions Tim’s role in Unwed Mother (1958) and some rather unusual ideas he had for same (see this post), then says, “…I heard very little about or from him since then.” Guess he forgot about this, huh?
Our pic for this Saturday is from Tim’s appearance on the television action/spy/adventure series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The episode is “The Deadly Quest Affair” (all the episodes in this series were titled “The [fill in the blank] Affair”), and it first aired on October 30, 1967. Tim is in what is essentially another “boss’ torpedo” role as Stefan, the hulking assistant of Darren McGavin‘s bad guy.
Stefan ends up having second thoughts about the whole affair and becomes something of a hero at the end. Yay!
Our pic of the day is from Walter Doniger’s Unwed Mother (1958). The titular character, naive Betty Miller (Norma Moore), has been knocked up by insincere cad Don Bigelow (Robert Vaughn). In desperation she visits a grumpy, greasy-haired back-alley abortionist, played by Tim. Things don’t go very well.
Vaughn had some interesting things to say about Tim’s characterization in his autobiography, A Fortunate Life:
The second picture I did was for Allied Artists and was titled Unwed Mother, a very provocative title for the late fifties. It starred Timothy Carey, an actor who had scored in Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory alongside Kirk Douglas. In our picture, Timothy played the role of an abortionist (also pretty frisky stuff for that time). When he arrived on the set to do his scene, dressed appropriately in a cheap dark suit, he opened his black medical bag and from it brought out some of the ugliest, vilest-looking knives, tools, hammers, and sundry stuff you’d likely see only in some triple-X horror movie. This bag had not been furnished by the prop department, nor was a bag of that kind mentioned in the script. It was all Timothy’s idea, and he had to be talked out of using it in his scene by the director, who threatened to have him fired and, if possible, kicked out of the Screen Actors Guild. He finally did acquiesce, and I heard very little about or from him since then.
I guess Vaughn forgot about the Man from U.N.C.L.E. episode he and Tim did together in 1967.