I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

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I Wake Up Screaming (1941) [aka The Hot Spot] Helmed by director Bruce “Lucky” H. Bruce Humberstone, and beautifully shot by Edward Cronjager, this became the first in 20th Century Fox noir releases. Victor Mature stars as a New York promoter who finds talent in a restaurant waitress Vicky Lynn (Carole Landis) only to be accused of her murder. Elisha Cook, Jr., makes his creepy appearance as the hotel desk clerk, and Laird Cregar looms large as the malevolent detective Cornell , mad to frame Mature for the crime. Meanwhile, resourceful Betty Grable as Vicky’s practical sister Jill come to the rescue.

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Where are we now? Holed up

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In a hide-out, fleeing lockup —

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Somewhere over the rainbow —

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From FBI innuendo.

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Good cop, bad cop,

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Reality tv agitprop –

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The Price Is Right!

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Win while you’re white!

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Pageants buy and sell

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To swells who’ve done well —

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The Things I Love —

Inside a boxing glove.

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Taxes and death, both rise

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To demonize compromise —

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America’s Got Talent –

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Not in the House or Senate.

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Flashback within flashback,

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Dead Vicky keeps coming back

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To Elmer Rice’s Street Scene’s

Fake New York smoke screens.

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Against flats, bars of a cage

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Stoke and strafe America’s rage,

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As crooners torch songs on The Voice,

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Flag-waving freedom of choice.

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For those with ears still ringing,

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It’s Betty Grable singing

Daddy, on the cutting room floor

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During a noir cyberwar.

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[Disposable Poem November 8, 2016]

Dr. Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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