Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tommy Gunsel

This psycho likes shirts that are black
He'll give your old lady a smack
One way or another
he'll prey on your mother
On sidewalks he'll step on a crack

That first step's a doozy. Giggling killer Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark) enjoys pushing an old lady in a wheelchair down the stairs in Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway, 1947). David Cairns informs us that his mum is a big fan of Mr. Widmark and that she'll get a kick out of the limerick.

1 comment:

panavia999 said...

I love it!
My mother was in Highschool in 1947- back when shools had lots of stairways - and she said the students loved to re-enact this scene. She said another schooltime stairway favorite was the Teddy Roosevelt "CHARRRRRGE!" scene from "Arsenic and Old Lace".
Ah, a gentler day...