Saturday, March 14, 2015
Beauteous Swamp Girl
TCM yesterday and saw part of a movie I didn't even know existed, called A LION IS IN THE STREETS. It was one of those grittily realistic looks at rough-and-tumble Southern politics, by which I mean it was just a big ALL THE KING'S MEN rip-off. But it starred Jimmy Cagney as a Southern politician! Huh! And he takes his wife to meet some swamp folk he knows and a beauteous swamp girl tries to feed his wife to an alligator, as you can see above. And the wife is like, "Ah, don't worry about it, it was totally my fault." (I paraphrase.) You know, grittily realistic!