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    The Skipper Surprised His Wife (MGM, 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Vincente Minnelli originally intended to direct this film, but Elliot Nugent stepped behind the camera when Minnelli took over another MGM comedy, "Father of the Bride." Robert Walker plays the titular skipper, and Joan Leslie portrays his wife. When she breaks her leg, the skipper takes over management of their home. He tries to impose nautical discipline on the young troops, but his strategy proves futile. The one sheet for "MGM's laugh frolic" has some ghosting on the right side and a stain in the upper-left as well as multiple pinholes and a few bottom-edge tears. Otherwise, though, the fold lines and crossfolds are pristine, and Walker looks every bit the movie star in this rare comedic turn. Very Fine-.

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