Friday, January 18, 2013

A Parting Shotgun

It's appalling, but certainly clear
That for Waldo the curtain draws near
There's no deathbed confession,
Just this breathless expression --
Though his gall bladder's spurtin' -- a sneer!

Dana Andrews as Detective Mark McPherson (top right), and Clifton Webb as Waldo Lydecker, in Otto Preminger's Laura (1944).

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