Being a decent little chappy, I properly joined my voice with John Hogan's to defend the honor of Mary Astor's performance in The Palm Beach Story. But was it proper, I wondered later, for me to have described her character as a "nymphomaniac"? "Horny," yes, but why be so clinical?
Intense self-analysis suggests I was influenced by second-time-as-tragedy Written on the Wind:
Poor but righteous hunk
Practical glamour girl
Feckless rich kid
Model airport on a table
McGuffin dreams are made of
Model oil derrick on a desk
Worthless sleeparound sister
From this we learn:
Marry the poor righteous hunk first.
Weird wizened indulgent old guys make better inexplicable strangers than they do fathers.
Juliet Clark writes, although I hesitate to guess about which part:
Suddenly, I'm completely convinced!
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