“Sun’s coming up, like a big bald head…”

Image from QUIET, PLEASE: MURDER! (possibly the most heavily-punctuated title of any 1940s Hollywood film).


Bosley Crowther’s review of the film questions why the village from HOW GREEN IS MY VALLEY is situated in the art room of a public library. He suggests that the fact that both films were 20th Century Fox productions may have something to do with it. Thanks to Peter for pointing this one out. In other shots we can see more clearly the long slope of the town’s main street, which offers such striking perspectives in Ford’s film.

2 Responses to ““Sun’s coming up, like a big bald head…””

  1. David! You’ve quoted Laurie Anderson’s Sharkey’s Day. I adore that song! It was the headphone soundtrack to a Greyhound Bus trip as dawn broke over the ocean in tropical Queensland way back in 1986. You’ve made me come over all nostalgic bless you.

  2. Yeah, I like that song (and its sequel) a whole bunch too. The first track on the first Anderson LP I ever owned (and I can always rely on you to spot my musical references!)

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