Thursday, April 14, 2011

La Cage Awful

The saying is, "Hope springs eternal"
But straight from what chasm infernal
Could such a Hope spring
Oppressing 'Sing-Sing'
This matron so far from maternal?

David Cairns

Monstrous prison matron Hope Emerson lords it over newbie Eleanor Parker in Caged (John Cromwell, 1950). Image source: A Tribute to Hope Emerson.

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