29. The Animal
Case file: #65-9525-X
The Doriskin Papers: Espionage.
Original broadcast date: 16 January 1966
Charles Bronson played Earl Clayton, a bank robber and escapee. Clayton is the kind of bank robber from the days of John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, George “Machine Gun Kelly” and “Baby Face” Nelson. He does NOT drive an old Ford car from the 1930s, however. He uses a 1966 Ford Falcon station wagon which he manages to get stuck in the snow.
Mr. Bronson gives a good performance here. You can see why he became a superstar in the 1970s. He plays a real baddy, yet one likes watching him. The snowy locales are a welcome touch to a good episode.
- Tim McIntire played the lead on American Hot Wax (1978).
- James Doohan (1920-2005), of course, would play Scotty on the original Star Trek series (1966-69).
|Charles Bronson||Earl Clayton|
|Ted Gehring||Roy Joe Spencer|
|Tim McIntire||Lambert Hayes|
|Mimsy Farmer||Jody Conners|
|Crahan Denton||Vincent “Doc” LeFavre|
|Robert Bice||Sheriff Wiley|
|Norma Connolly||Aline Spencer|
|James Doohan||Claude Bell|
|Harry Lauter||Judd Connors|
|James Noah||Ed Brocton|
|Barry Russo||Myron Pierce|
|Doris Singleton||Renata Walker|
|Valentin de Vargas||Henry Silva|
|Lew Brown||Firearms Expert|
|Directed by: Christian Nyby
Written by: Mark Rodgers