Tuesday, 14 November 2017

The Devil You Say

A pan to the right reveals the Devil reading and lighting a cigarette on a nearby flame at the start of the Private Snafu short Hot Spot (1945).

Friz Freleng cuts to a closer shot and you’ll see something on the cave wall that isn’t in the pan shot—a woman with her breasts exposed. That’ll keep those military boys awake!

Paul Julian is likely responsible for the background from a layout from Hawley Pratt. Hal Peary, the Great Gildersleeve, plays the Devil.


  1. The Oscar, fourth from left, is a nice touch, too. I've only noticed it now because of your post.

  2. The lettering and airbrush work certainly point to Paul Julian.