Negrophobia: pswaydo [and not so] -interdating(s)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 7 04:43:15 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jan 6, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
>>How this can possibly have had anything to do with the Negro Problem
>>as it existed in 1944 is the real mystery.
> Sorry, Wilson, I can't help -- I skipped this movie when it turned up
> on TCM today.

It's probably one if those cases where you had to have been there. I
was there, but I was only seven years old. I assume that the director
was making some point, since he made a big deal out of showing the
book to the viewer. But, we'll never know what that point was.

And what was up with the albino guy, described as a "deaf-mute," who
ostentatiously reads a "Superman" comic book, whenever he's not doing
anything else?

That movie is full of Swedish-eaque symbolism! :-)

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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