Took the fast train to darkville,
Met a man with aberrations:
Thoughts are dark as well as dirty;
Causes Guy much consternation.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
No, no, no, no!!
His name’s Bruno; he’s not boring;
Wants to see his father dead.
He suggests they work together
In a lethal tête-à-tête.
And Guy says, “Whoa!
Whoa, whoa, Bruno!
No, no, BruNO!!
It’s quite clear that Bruno should be in a home.
It’s a bad brain, with dark-kill
Thoughts in muddled cogitation
And a misperception about Mrs.
Haines, waiting for separation
From her beau.
Bruno takes boat,
Garrotes her throat.
[sounds of strangulation]
It’s a bad brain that harks till
Guy will free him from the drone
Of his nosy old father, but Bruno’s station is:
And he’s laid low; the merry-go-round don’t go slow
He gives up the ghost, then Guy is free to roam.
Haines, as played by Farley Granger (Phillip Morgan in “Rope”)
Antony, as played by Robert Walker, a charming psycho, who meets Haines on a train and suggests the two swap murders: Bruno wants his father killed and offers to kill Haines’ estranged wife in return. Bruno goes through with his murder, but the great merrygoround-mandala turns.
Miriam Haines, as played by Casey Rogers. Guy plans to leave her for Anne Morton (Ruth Roman), whose father is the ever present Leo G. Carroll, who has a colleague named Professor Collins, played by John B.