Our pic today is a lobby card from R.G. Springsteen‘s Revolt in the Big House (1958), the entertaining low-budget prison drama starring Gene Evans, Robert Blake and third-billed Timothy. Here we see the gang plotting said revolt in the prison greenhouse.
Of all the memorabilia for Tim’s films, items for Revolt seem to be the most ubiquitous and readily available. A casual search on eBay will always turn up stills and lobby cards from this film. Given that, it’s strange that I’ve yet to run across a trailer. I’m guessing there’s one out there somewhere.
Our promotional material week continues with the trailer for Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory (1957). If The Killing (1956) made everyone sit up and take notice of Timothy, Paths made them fall in love with him. I still find it hard to believe that it’s the same actor in both films.
I’ve also discovered the film in its entirety on YouTube, so stay tuned for that in a future post! If it’s still there, of course.
Halloween greetings to one and all! I’ve posted both of these before, but they’re the scariest ones I could come up with for today. First up is the trailer for Francis in the Haunted House (1956), the closest thing to a horror film that Timothy ever appeared in (unless you count Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy, heh heh). Tim can briefly be glimpsed here as Hugo, hulking castle minion. Narration by the great Frank Nelson of “Yyyyyeeeeeessssss???” fame; the voice of Francis and of the ghost by the equally great, if not legendary, Paul Frees, who would go on to provide the voice of The Snake in The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962).
Next we have the infamous “Atta boy Mike” scene from Head (1968). It’s weird, it’s creepy, it’s ridiculous, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever! Enjoy!
Tim as Frankenstein’s monster, from the long-lost Sambo’s commercial of the early 1980s
Our video for this week is the trailer for John Flynn‘s The Outfit (1973), the gritty crime drama and tribute to the great noir films of the past. Timothy’s nasty thug Jake Menner gets some quality screen time here.
If you haven’t seen this film yet, it’s finally been released on DVD, so you have no excuse. Get out there and see it today!
Our video of the week is an unusual trailer for One-Eyed Jacks (1961) that utilizes stills mixed with actual shots from the film. It’s fairly long for a trailer too, clocking in at nearly 5 minutes. Timothy’s big fight with Marlon Brando is, of course, a major highlight.
Many thanks to Toby at 50 Westerns From The 50s for bringing this one to my attention! We are not sure if, in the film itself, Tim’s character actually shoots through the window glass as he’s brought down by Brando, or if this is perhaps an alternate take of the scene. Looks like a re-watching is in order.
Our video for this week is the trailer for Francis in the Haunted House (1956), directed by Charles Lamont. See Tim as as Hugo, silent lumbering servant of the castle, literally getting his butt kicked by Francis the Talking Mule! Francis is voiced by the great Paul Frees, whom Timothy would later hire to provide the silky smooth seductive tones of The Snake in The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962).
Timothy’s IMDb filmography also has him listed as appearing in another Francis film, Francis in the Navy (1955), as “Auctioneer’s Helper (uncredited).” I have seen the film several times, watched the one auction scene carefully, and I do not see him anywhere. Unless there is compelling evidence that he is indeed in the film, I believe it should be removed from Tim’s filmography until such evidence, if any, can be presented.