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    King of the Underworld (Warner Brothers, 1939). Linen Finish Insert (14.25" X 36").
    Humphrey Bogart appears as a gangster with a Napoleonic streak in this bullet-laced crimer. Bogart and his gang take doctor Kay Francis and writer James Stephenson hostage while Bogart dictates his exploits as a top notch thug. Bogey really had become "King of the Underworld" at this point in his career, having perfected his "heavy" gangster persona in films like The Petrified Forest, Dead End, and Angels with Dirty Faces. One of the best designs made for this crime drama, this dynamic insert now looks excellent after very well done professional restoration, and is only the second of its kind we have ever had the pleasure to offer. The poster had pinholes in the corners, a tear with slight paper loss in the left upper border, and a tear in the right upper border. It was once folded and had typical fold wear, a horizontal crimp below the title, and there are areas of touchup in the borders. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.




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