This is a page from my screenplay which a tribute to the Golden Age of the police drama. It will tentatively star Michael Douglas who plays in the lead role as a police lieutenant named Steve.

Double entendres normally just add a second meaning to a sentence but they can be used in a way that obtains a much greater effect. The plot splits into two lines of thought without additional dialog by simply judiciously using numerous double entendres. The two lines of thought describe the lives of two very different people. One is without question the life of an arrested man named Mr. Williams but the other actually describes the career of Michael Douglas. After this short passage Steve (Michael Douglas) then explains why Mr. Williams ended up living a life of crime and he turned out so successful.


The Police lieutenant 'Steve' (Michael Douglas), is in conversation with another police officer about an arrested man.

Bill: What do you want me to do about Mr. Williams.

Steve: Who?

Bill: John Williams the parole violation they picked up on the 'Streets of San Francisco'?

Steve: Oh! Don't remind me. What was he doing this time?

Bill: ‘Stealing movies' and there a charge of 'impersonating an officer of the law'.

Steve: He's a 'character' and always 'up for something interesting'. When was the initial violation?

Bill: Way back in the seventies. Charges were 'stealing Televisions' and also 'impersonating an officer of the law'.

Steve: And he keeps on 'landing back in the can'. They should make a movie about him, with him as the star. I remember his father. The son ended up just like him. It's a shame he couldn't have amounted to something, but opportunity only knocks at certain times. You know, sometimes I believe I might have ended up just like him if I hadn't been blessed with the perfect parents. My father is a tough one. A real task maker but very just. My mother is a beautiful intelligent lady and a more nobler woman I have never known. Bill, let that violation go. We've got a bigger fish to fry especially those 32 felony warrants.. When is the court handing them down?

Bill: Not until Tuesday.


The following makes the dialog much easier to understand fully.

The criminal past of Mr. Williams

The acting career of Mr. Douglas


John Williams the parole violation they picked up on the 'Streets of San Francisco'?

A parole violator is picked up in San Francisco..

Michael Douglas's early work that established him as a star was, The Streets of San Francisco', becomes the second topic.


Steve: Oh! Don't remind me. What was he doing this time?

Steve asks about what got him arrested.

Michael, like most actors, doesn't want to be reminded of his early acting work.. At the time he was often panned by the critics. (Who were comparing him to the later work of his father, Kirk Douglas, but not his fathers early work.)


Bill: ‘Stealing movies' and there a charge of 'impersonating an officer of the law'.

He is told that Mr. Williams was arrested for theft of movies (it's an attempt to integrate theft of video media) and pretending to be cop.

Now whenever he acts it is in film and it is so good that he usually 'steals the movie'. Once again he is acting the part of a policeman. That role is one of 'impersonating an officer of the law'.

Steve: He's a 'character' and always 'up for something interesting'. When was the initial violation?

He is apparently an unusual 'character' and he does whatever he thinks is something interesting.

Michael Douglas is often seen as a 'character' actor whose always 'up for something interesting' and is not driven by money or even the commercial viability of the film.

Bill: Way back in the seventies. Charges were 'stealing Televisions' and also 'impersonating an officer of the law'.

Mr. William's crime career started in the 70's stealing appliances (Televisions) and also 'impersonating an officer of the law'.

Michael Douglas's acting career started in the 70's when he stared in 'The Streets of San Francisco' and 'stole the Television' show from Karl Malden.


Steve: And he keeps on 'landing back in the can'.

He keeps getting into trouble and ends up in jail (landing back in the can).

Michael Douglas long career has not ended and his performance is never poor so his scenes always ends up 'landing back in the (film) can' and never goes straight to video.


They should make a movie about him, with him as the star. I remember his father.

He is such and interesting and accomplished thief that his life would make a good movie.

He is such and interesting and accomplished actor that his life would make a great movie.

More detail:

Michael Douglas ended up just like his father (Kirk Douglas) and nobody has ever grown up in that industry and become nearly the success he has. Add to this his happiness (which is the true measure of a man's success) and you will find he is at the top of that too.

His story is so unique a success story in the industry that it would serve as a great inspiration to others, so indeed, someone really should make a movie about him. Possibly he could portray the role better than anyone else.

After this Steve explains why he and the arrested criminal are so different. (It boils down to parenting.)

Michael Douglas' character explains why Mr. Williams turned out a criminal by comparison with himself except that we know the comparison is with Michael Douglas himself and not the character he is playing. Steve states that the reason the other man differs from him is because Mr. William followed his fathers example and entered into a life of crime. At this point Steve is simultaneously telling us that his parents are why he turned out so well. However, we know it's really about Michael's parents, Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas Darrid.

For anyone to be the son of a famous actor is difficult but Michael has become a greater success with that burden than anybody ever has. No great actor has ever had a child that has ever been as great a success as Michael Douglas. (By success I don't mean he is powerful and wealthy, I mean that he is a happy person.)

There is only one way a person can succeed in the shadow of a father who is a famous actor and that is to have 'perfect parents'. That means a 'just' father. The part about his father being a fair task maker assured his success in business. Michael could have been happy selling shoes with only this training but he didn't or wasn't that happy 'selling shoes'. He had to have been given some tough tasks that he could succeed at for him to have become such a success.

Most mothers of successful men are extremely noble. A few mothers who have a big selfish streak will have successful children but only after that child has gone through a great transformation.

One photograph is all I could find of the mother of Michael Douglas, Diana Douglas Darrid, but the photo says everything.


Diana Douglas Darrid

Now for a hex entendre.


 

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