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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Why do 1940's Assholes Win?

I curled up in bed last night, flicked through the television stations, and settled on a showing of 1942's My Gal Sal. I love old movies, but this one pissed me off. I just don't get how Paul Dresser up and left the beautiful carnival girl to chase down the admittedly amazing and even more beautiful Sally Elliot (Rita Hayworth, HOT).

I think if the story were written today, Dresser would have ended up going back and saving the carnival girl. Instead, he lets her save him, nurse him, employ him, love him... then he lies to her just before he leaves her behind to seek greener pastures. And then, in the end, Dresser gets the super-star Sal and lives happily ever after. Which he absolutely did not deserve. And what became of the carnival girl?



  • carnaval girl becomes owner of the carnaval and beautiful Sally becomes super bitch and Paul ends up having an affair with carnaval girl and they live happily ever after. Glad to hear something from you.
    Loony Tunes Aunt

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:10 AM  

  • Did you know that Rita Hayworth was like 3rd pick for that movie?
    I like old timey movies too, but I can never watch em. I never have much time.

    By Anonymous Sadie, at 12:15 PM  

  • Dude, Sadie, how in the hell did you know that fun fact? I smell a Wikipedia search...


    By Blogger Lex Fori, at 11:28 PM  

  • Busted.

    By Anonymous sadie, at 12:14 PM  

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