Sunday, July 25, 2010

Frame and Fortune

A drifter is fit for a frame
by doll-faced, duplicitous dame
She's smitten by murder
(committing it stirred her)
but money's this kitten's old flame

Glenn Ford, Janis Carter and Barry Sullivan star in Framed (Richard Wallace, 1947). This is low-budget James M. Cain territory, with Carter playing the treacherous, two-faced femme fatale. Just as in Night Editor, Carter seems to get an unhealthy thrill out of murder. Some of Carter's other films are Lady of Burlesque, The Mark of the Whistler, One Mysterious Night, I Love Trouble, The Missing Juror, and Flying Leathernecks. Here's a earlier limerick about another Carter film, The Woman on Pier 13, aka I Married a Communist.

Framed insert416063.1010.A

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