Thursday, October 20, 2011

Nevermore the Merrier

In this comical corvid-based Corman
Price's wife, long thought dead, starts re-warming
A boozy old crow
Is the sole nod to Poe
That's the role Peter Lorre's performing.

Poor Vince has the blues like old Muddy
He sits and he stews in his study
But his passions are stirred
By his wife, disinterred
Who splits and then screws his ex-buddy.

David Cairns

Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre play a trio of rival sorcerers in The Raven (Roger Corman, 1963).  David has not forgotten Fred Zinnemann nor Teresa.
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                                                                                                Today is Bela Lugosi's 129th birthday. Happy birthday, Bela! 

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