Friday, September 23, 2016

"I Do" Or Die

If she let him, for free or for rent,
She's doomed even if she repent.
And she can't be his wife
When her man mates for life --
That's the "nice girl" who didn't consent.

Donald B. Benson

By the dictates of Hollywood morality, not only can prostitute Mae Clarke never marry soldier Douglass Montgomery, but she must also die. The wages of sin in Waterloo Bridge (James Whale; 1931).

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