Tuesday, March 1, 2011

To Have and to Scold



"Since the moment we plighted our troth
You've schemed and you've lied under oath
Of course, killing you
Means killing me too
But I'm pretty much tired of us both."

David Cairns



Paraphrasing Everett Sloane's farewell to Rita Hayworth in The Lady From Shanghai (Orson Welles, 1948).

2 comments:

C. Jerry Kutner said...

This has to be my favorite of your SHANGHAI series since it actually quotes the film's dialogue!

surly hack said...

That's due the talents--and superior memory--of David Cairns.