This week for you Nimoy viewing pleasure, I came across a rare and nearly forgotten old series called Stoney Burke. It stars Jack Lord as the title character; a rodeo rider with a heart of gold long before his Hawaii 5-0 days: In this episode, titled ‘Fight Night’. The charity rodeo Stoney is set to ride in is threatened by a prize fight the same night. The managers of the prize fighter, Art Paxton, send thugs to the rodeo to keep their fight from losing customers. And who is this prize fighter they’re so willing to beat people up for? Well, young, fit, Leonard Nimoy, of course. (and the director takes full advantage of the young actor’s physique)
You can see the whole episode here. Nimoy appears around 36 minutes in- draped under a sheet ala Frankenstein’s monster!
6 thoughts on “My Weekly Spock: Nimoy on ‘Stoney Burke’”
I wonder if the casting director saw him in “Kid Monk Baroni”?
Thanks for the post! nice find
He was awfully good at taking off his shirt, wasn’t he. I loved this. And with or without shirt he was so delicious:-)
It must have been a huge amount of work to post all of these; thanks for going to all the trouble to share these with us!
You’re very welcome! Just was lucky to come across it on YouTube last week! Snap, Crop, Post… 🙂
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