Pic of the Day: “Waterhole #3” revisited

Kicking off the week is another look at Hilb, the seemingly part-man part-goat character portrayed by Timothy in Waterhole #3 (1967). Here we see him making a grab for Claude Akins‘ share of the much-sought-after stash of gold, as trussed-up James Coburn and Carroll O’Connor look on.

William A. Graham was at the helm; he also directed Tim in The Name of the Game episode “Fear of High Places” (1968) and Change of Habit (1969). He’s been a hard-working film and television director since the late 1950s. Recently he has been sidelined since a serious motorcycle accident. We here at The Timothy Carey Experience wish him all the best.


Quote of the Week

This week we feature another newspaper article that needs to be posted in full. It’s from the Delaware County (PA) Daily Times of August 28, 1968.


Timothy Carey is one of the country’s top character actors, but he has a face that makes you want to scream for the cops.

Even policemen get nervous when they catch sight of this gentle man who looks as though he’s bound to have horns under his hair.

“I can’t even take a stroll through a park,” says Carey. “As soon as women see my face they start gathering up their children and running for home.”

Carey, who will portray a foreign agent in “The Fear of High Places,” the premiere episode of the NBC Television Network’s new “Name of the Game” series Sept. 20, says he never walks into a liquor store late at night for fear of giving store owners heart attacks.

“Every time a policeman gets a look at me I can see the wheels starting to turn in his head. He’s positive that I’m on his ‘wanted’ list for at least three major crimes.”

In real life Carey is a devoted husband and the father of five children. They all live in a happy, noisy home which contains, among other things, ducks, chickens, cats, dogs and a goose.

His kids love to see their father as the “bad guy” in movies and television. “They hiss and boo right along with everyone else,” laughs Tim.

The Brooklyn-born former Marine plays such a bad “bad guy” that he always winds up dead. “Characters as evil as the ones I play just can’t be allowed to remain in society,” says Carey. “The only time I ever managed to ‘stay alive’ all the way through a picture was when I wrote and produced one myself.”

Last week, while driving home from the studio, Carey was hailed to the curb by a suspicious policeman.

“He had his ticket book in one hand as he walked up to the window,” says Carey, “but he had the other hand on his gun.”

As he has so often in the past Carey assured the officer that he was just a hard working actor, not a wanted criminal.

“Now I recognize you. You’re the guy that always loses,” said the officer as he folded his ticket book and smiled.

“This time you’re going to win.”

Pic of the Day: “Fear of High Places” revisited

Our pic for today is another view of Tim’s mysterious silent character Jules Forel, as seen in the episode of The Name of the Game known as “Fear of High Places.” It first appeared on television screens across the nation on September 20, 1968.

Fear of High Places - 1968

It would be very nice to see an official release of this unusual series. Hello, powers that be at Universal? Also, still can’t get over those far-out shades.

Video of the Week: “Fear of High Places”

EDITOR’S NOTE 10/11/12: Removed for copyright infringement. Sorry about that.

Pursuant to our Pic of the Day of last week, we present a highly edited version of the Name of the Game episode “Fear of High Places,” first broadcast on September 20, 1968. Tim can be seen as the silent and mysterious Jules Forel toward the end.

This is one of his roles where if I didn’t already know it was him, I never would have guessed it was him. But I may have been left scratching my head and wondering, “Hmm, that guy looks familiar…”

Pic of the Day: “Fear of High Places”

Our pic for today (click for the embiggening) is from one of two of Tim’s appearances on the unusual television series The Name of the Game. This one is from the premiere episode, “Fear of High Places.” It was first broadcast on September 20, 1968, and was directed by William A. Graham, who also directed Tim in Waterhole #3 (1967) and Change of Habit (1969). Tim has no dialogue as mysterious bad guy Jules Forel, who sports an empty cigarette holder, an overly hip pair of shades, and an unusual facial hair configuration.

The Name of the Game

The other episode of this series that he appeared in, “Aquarius Descending,” has been utterly impossible for me to dig up. If and when it ever turns up, you’ll be the first to know!

Pic of the Day: “Waterhole #3”

Our pic for today comes from the raucous Western comedy Waterhole #3 (1967), directed by William A. Graham, who also directed Tim in Change of Habit and an episode of The Name of the Game. Tim turns in another great comedic performance as an outlaw named Hilb. Hilb is apparently part goat, with his little tuft of a beard and his inclination to gnaw on carrots and bleat.

Waterhole #3

It’s an amusing film in the Cat Ballou vein, in spite of the screenwriters’ light-hearted attitude toward rape (“Assault with a friendly weapon?” queries the guilty party, James Coburn). I know, I know, it was the Sixties. Anyway, see it for Tim if nothing else.