Duvall has been one of our most gifted actors since the early 1960s, when he began appearing in series television, anthologies and Westerns. He hit the big time with his unforgettable turn as Boo Radley in Robert Mulligan‘s To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Fifty-two years, one Best Actor Oscar (1983’s Tender Mercies), numerous other awards and nominations, and many classic films and performances later, he’s still going strong.
Wrapping up the week is another rather awkward shot of Timothy from Hellgate (1952). He’s the henchman of bad guy James Anderson (so memorable in To Kill a Mockingbird ), delivering his only line. In someone else’s voice. I imagine director Charles Marquis Warren was not crazy about the idea of a cowboy with a Brooklyn accent.
It’s another uncredited, don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-him part. I guess you gotta start somewhere, huh?