Thursday, June 6, 2013
On The QT About "PT"
Grant Williams (best known as The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957), who makes a rather unforgettable entrance in the movie. Robertson enters his tent to find him stretched out (in wide-screen Panavision!) asleep on a cot with just a t-shirt and some skimpy boxer shorts.
Ty Hardin (of TV's Bronco) was hired to play Robertson's second-in-command, a tall, strapping, tan, white-blonde god with a curious mustache and goatee combo.
Jeffrey Hunter was another option, though Jackie Kennedy was pulling for Warren Beatty.