Talkies Week: Day One

August 2, 2010 at 4:11 am (One Lil' Picture)

Now That’s Pre-Code

I haven’t seen Baby Take a Bow (1934), so don’t ask me why Shirley Temple is cutting this guy’s head off.

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– – – Christopher Snowden


  1. Ken Henderson said,

    I could tell you but I might be before the courts. And I have the film and seen it. The song Baby Take Bow is not in this film which along the line has been colorized but rather from an earlier one where she first appeared in a Fox musical, Stand Up & Girl with a host of Fox stars in 1934. Clips from Stand Up & Cheer were used in 1940 in Young People, her last TCF film before the contract lapse.

  2. diane said,

    I have seen it as well. I’m pretty sure that is Ralf Harolde and Shirley’s father
    has tied him up as he is a jewel thief – he has convinced Shirley that he is
    “daddy’s friend” and daddy has tied him up for a gag (James Dunn was always
    joking around in the movie) so Shirley is trying to cut him loose with the only
    utensil she has at hand – a giant knife!!

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