Monday, December 29, 2014

Double Act of Violence

One's portly, one's slender and slight
Fat and courtly or gender-bent mite?
They are Kasper and Joel
The clasper, the mole
Let's deport both offenders outright.

David Cairns

Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) and Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet) are two of the characters in search of The Maltese Falcon (John Huston;1941). Members of the Warner Brothers stock company in the 1940s, Lorre and Greenstreet appeared together in 9 films.

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