Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Richard the Turd

He'll clink with your flagon of wine
and drink to your heath and to thine
But after you're drunk
in a vat you are sunk
and the fink will advance in the line

Basil Rathbone drinks Vincent Price six feet under the table in the original Tower of London (Rowland V. Lee, 1939). In this version, Rathbone is the future Richard III, and Price is his brother George, Duke of Clarence, a speed-bump on the hunchback's murderous rise to the throne. Speaking of titles, D. Cairns still reigns as title-king at Limerwrecks.

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