Thursday, December 14, 2006

ALL ASHORE THATS GOIN' ASHORE

Watched a John Wayne movie over the weekend.
He and Patricia Neal are about to "hook up." He apologizes to her in advance that there is no real future in him, as he is shipping out the next day, and Submariners "Don't last long in this man's navy".
She slouches back into a big easy chair and gives him "the look"; eyes half closed, lips pursed and her head on a bias. In this sultry sexy voice she says

"WELL, DO YOU WANT TO WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE, OR JUST FORGET ABOUT THE WHOLE THING?"

Wayne asks if she has a phone. He steps into the kitchen, calls his
Commanding Officer, indicates that he will not be back to the ship until morning.
Arrangements having now been made, he leans agaist the doorjamb and with confident
expectation, gives Patricia Neal "the look".
Her eyes lightly glazed, she sinks a little deeper into her chair and slowly removes her Nurses cap as she kicks off her shoes...
End of scene.
They just don’t write ‘em like that any more.

6 comments:

red-dirt-girl said...

where's my john wayne??????

GrizzBabe said...

What happened after that???? Did she make him dinner? Did they play checkers? Did he give her a foot rub? What?!? I'm not used to this subtly. I've been ruined by the graphic nature of today's movies.

Mother of Invention said...

That's what makes them so god! The mystery!

Old Lady said...

I remember that scene. The hard realistic nurse that settled for the only kind of love she could get from the man she truly loved. Yes, I know what that's like!

steve said...

RDG- He is in the alley with Liberty Valance in his sights.
Griz-Where'd all your Chippendales go? Out for fresh batteries?

MOI- I'm clueless
ol'Lady- Patricia Neal is so severe...

Dave said...

"Damn your murderin' hides--meet your maker!"

Now, that's the John Wayne I like!