Friday, November 18, 2016

Meet My Little Friend

Though Miggles may call it a prick,
It's really an optical trick.
Not what you'd expect
It stands up erect
And figures in comedy schtick.

Donald B. Benson

Chandu the Magician (William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel; 1932): Chandu hypnotizes alcoholic Miggles (Herbert Mundin), so that every time he drinks, he sees this mini-version of himself who will take him to task for it. Donald Benson says of the mini-Miggles, "It's pre-code if you view it as a metaphor."

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