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    The Unknown (MGM, 1927). Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    When genius director Tod Browning and Lon Chaney got together they created a masterful, disturbing, horror classic that takes audiences for a shocking ride. Chaney stars as an imposter "armless" knife thrower in a circus act who falls in love with the owner's daughter Nanon. Tragedy soon follows when the strongman (Norman Kerry) turns this into a love triangle. Chaney is mesmerizing as the tormented lover, with his co-star a little known actress whose performance garnered her much attention -- Joan Crawford. This gorgeous one sheet rarely appears at auction and the colors are as vibrant as the day it was printed. Prior to restoration, the poster was only folded horizontally. There was a clean vertical tear in the upper left from the border through the "n" of "Lon" and small tears in the crossfolds. Some toning is still apparent in the folds.




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