.., the guy playing ‘teenage’ Joe in Earth vs The Spider (1958) forgot to take his wedding ring off?
Sitting on the left ‘teenager’ Joe, complete with wrinkles, crows feet, and a five o’clock shadow
Ahh good old Earth vs The Spider (aka Earth vs The Giant Spider, and The Spider), a ultra low budget, yet surprisingly fun, Arkoff film. Yet giant spiders alone aren’t enough to entertain me, oh no. What I need from a good movie is realistic teen characters, played by men in their mid 30’s. Cue Troy Patterson, here playing class cool kid and leader of the school swing band, Joe. Born in New York in 1923 Troy was an obvious choice to play a high school teen in 1958, making him a spritely 35 at the time of filming. Zac Efron eat your sickeningly handsome heart out. Best of all one assumes 35 year-old Patterson was a happily married man given that he appears throughout the film with what looks suspiciously like a wedding ring on his left hand ring finger. They’d have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t have been for those pesky kids.
Teenager Joe proudly shows off his wedding ring to his fellow band members