His ride in arrears, Joe's dead broke
His pride and career are a joke
With Norma he shacks
(Plus formal-wear Max)
Eyes wide in the drink he will soak.
Joe Gillis (William Holden), Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), and Max Von Mayerling (Erich von Stroheim) form the perverse triangle in Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950). Title by mild mannered wild man, Donald B. Benson.