Cinema: A Unsussessful Crinimal

Sail a Crooked Ship (Columbia). A very funny man was the late Ernie Kovacs (TIME, Jan. 19), and never funnier than when he was playing a shtunk. Big, broad-shouldered and vulgarly handsome, he had a way of swaggering up to some pitiful little twerp and sneering down at him as he sucked reflectively on a cigar the size of a fungo bat and stroked a big, black, bushy mustache that seemed to demand insultingly: "Howzat for virility, ya hairless squirt?"

In Ship, the last movie he made. Comedian Kovacs plays Bugsy F. Foglemayer, a...

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