Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Plan Overboard!

On a voyage, first class, Moto goes
Where an oily assassin there stows
Cover blown, he will fail
When he's thrown o'er the rail
And, Ahoy! Thar the passenger blows!

Mr. Moto (Peter Lorre's double) tosses an attacker overboard in Think Fast, Mr. Moto (Norman Foster; 1937). Doubling for Lorre was stuntman Harvey Parry, an underrated genius in cinema history who did stunts for everyone from Douglas Fairbanks Sr. to Harold Lloyd, and from James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart to Shirley Temple.

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