Monday, December 22, 2014

Heaven Scent, Hell Bent

His card with bouquet is perfumed
This charlatan's gay, it's assumed
Joel Cairo has flair
But it's buyer beware
He's a varlet, dear Spade, though well-groomed.

David Cairns with Surly Hack

Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre) calls on Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) in The Maltese Falcon (John Huston;1941).

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