Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Paul Gleason (above), played the part of Major Thomas J. Roberts, aka "Long Tom" in the 1975 DOC  SAVAGE movie. Long Tom was perhaps the weakest (in more ways than one) member of Doc's team and was certainly one of the least developed. An expert in electricity, Long Tom was consistently described as "puny", "weak", "scrawny", "pale", etc. In short, a rather unhealthy looking individual. It's hard to find actors that fit that description to play the part of Long Tom in our imaginary DOC SAVAGE movies, but I'm going to give it a go with some choices that are slightly off beat.

Elisha Cook, Jr. 

Whit Bissell

Don Knotts

John Fiedler

Strother Martin

Dennis Hopper

Christopher Walken

There you go, my choices for Long Tom and in other, recent blog posts, Doc, Monk, Ham, Renny, Pat and Johnny. What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Who would you cast in an imaginary DOC SAVAGE film? I'd love to hear comments and feedback from any and all Doc fans who are readers of this blog. I hope you had as much fun reading these as I did putting them together. 

1 comment:

  1. Whit Bissell was a very good (and unexpected) choice!