Monday, November 16, 2015

Pardon the tumbleweeds...

...we'll be back after we wrestle with a few personal, non-limerick related issues. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hare Restorer

He's mad, in the lunatic mold
Post-grad, Henchman U you're enrolled
Though deploring his habits
(Like restoring dead rabbits)
You're bad, and you do as you're told.

"Eminent biochemist" Stendahl (Otto Kruger) employs Moloch (Rondo Hatton) as his partner in crime in The Jungle Captive (Harold Young; 1945). And yes, Stendahl brings a dead rabbit back to life, with the assistance of Don Young (Phil Brown) and Ann Forester (Amelita Ward). Title by hare-brained David Cairns.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Gland Guignol

Head and hands blown up, face like a troll
'Cause a gland's going out of control
You seek Hollywood work
Feeling squalid, you lurk
And expand, growing into the role.

David Cairns

Rondo Hatton lumbers through The Jungle Captive (Harold Young; 1945). The actor suffered from acromegaly, a hormonal disorder caused by the pituitary gland, which results in excessive growth in the bones of the head, hands and feet.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Jack-in-the-Box Office

The hicks buy the tix not elites
And flicks filled with apes fill the seats
Your actress shows skin?
You're packing 'em in!
And fixed for some shapely receipts.

John Carradine and Acquanetta star in Captive Wild Woman (Edward Dmytryk; 1943), which was followed by the sequels Jungle Woman and The Jungle Captive.

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Origin of the Specious

It's a sequel so cheap it's the worst
As they cheekily replay the first
So each scene is a bore
We have been here before
We should all seek to be reimbursed.

David Cairns

Sultry Acquanetta returns as the Jungle Woman (Reginald Le Borg, 1944), a sequel spawned by Captive Wild Woman. The story told in flashback by Dr. Carl Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), reusing footage from the previous film.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Pituitary and the Pendulum

This maniac's great with a gland
With brains he's first rate, in demand
He cuts and transplants,
And nutso, he rants,
Explaining their date that he's planned.

John Carradine turns a gorilla into Acquanetta in Captive Wild Woman (Edward Dmytryk; 1943).