Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Schmoe Better Blues

Yeah, he's surly, unshaven and gruff
But the churlish noir knave's had it rough
He's a jobless young stooge
And his problems grew huge
When a girl that's depraved gave him guff.

David Cairns

Tom Neal hits the pavement and Ann Savage in Edgar G. Ulmer's scruffy 1945 noir, Detour.

1 comment:

surly hack said...

Love the title, David. It's a 1940s Warner Bros. Looney Tunes that should have been. Elmer Fudd is Al Roberts, and Bugs is Vera. Imagine Elmer grousing about--or trying to grouse about--the fickle finger of fate!