Wednesday, May 9, 2018
He's cunning, the Reverend Bliss.
Rum runner who locals don't hiss.
He isn't a Syn,
For Disney'd cut in
And done his own version of this.
Donald B. Benson
Peter Cushing in Night Creatures aka Captain Clegg (Peter Graham Scott; 1962). From Donald Benson: "Dr. Syn, the smuggling vicar, was revived by both Hammer (Night Creatures) and Disney (The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh). After legal sparring Hammer renamed its hero Bliss (but oddly kept other character names) and left the colorful alter ego to Disney; Night Creatures is a much different and much darker tale next to Disney's iconic do-gooder."