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SHARY MARSHALL IN STEVE COCHRAN'S 'TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT'

SUNLIGHT was Filmed: 1962 Released: 1965 Rating: ****

First time director Steve Cochran directs himself against his usual villainous type in TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT as a laidback sailor on the coast of Nassau, Bahamas, wandering the nighttime town on what feels a never-ending leave from the parked ship, picking-up on a young Mexican girl more than half his age and getting nowhere till the next night when, after a shave & haircut by another toned-down usual-villain Jay Robinson, he meets a stripper named Julie played by drop-dead-gorgeous Shary Marshall...

And after crowded smoky shots in a noisy bamboo-filled strip joint, most of the picture has the new couple hanging around town at night, providing TELL ME the kind of indie project that'd seem commonplace a decade later but in the early 1960's, when it was actually made then released upon Cochran's death, it's a poor man's b-movie romance both steamy and sexy yet without any sex... So Marshall's heart-of-gold stripper is a different kind of girl-next-door while Cochran, usually a slap away from getting what he wants from a dame, is even more subdued, patient, and cautious... like his film, the only he'd direct as, on the same  yacht he'd be found dead on, he was scouting the next tropics-set locale. Making the plot-less yet thoughtful SUNLIGHT shine brighter knowing it's not just the last, but the only. 

Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Opening Credits of TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Jill Walden from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Jill Walden from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT with Steve Cochran
Shary Marshall from an episode of GUNSMOKE
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Shary Marshall from TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT
Jay Robinson in TELL ME IN THE SUNLIGHT

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