Saturday, March 5, 2011

Out of Cruise Control

A lawyer and lady set sail
He's crippled, she's shady fatale
A sailor's the small fry
and made-to-be fall guy
and if he knew better he'd bail

The characters drift on a yacht
in search of a plausible plot
Of murder, accused
the seaman's confused
'cause really, he doesn't know squat

Glenn Anders, Everett Sloane, Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles as seaman Michael O'Hara in Welles' corrosive black comedy noir, The Lady From Shanghai (1948). "I told you," says Hayworth to Welles, " know nothing about wickedness."

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