Friday, July 13, 2012

It's Raining Menace

When the rain showed no sign it would stop,
I pulled over to put up the top
So the guy hit his head--
He can't die if he's dead!
Try explaining that line to a cop.

Tom Neal is all wet in in Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945). Neal's Al Roberts may or may not be the unluckiest sap in film, but there's no doubt that Detour is a tale of fickle Fate made for Friday the 13th.

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