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    Stranger on the Third Floor (RKO, 1940). Lobby Cards (7) (11" X 14").
    A haunting story about a man wrongly convicted of a crime, and the guilt and doubt felt by the newspaper reporter whose testimony sent him there, this gripping picture is largely considered to be the first film noir, a trend that would continue - through such pictures as The Maltese Falcon (1941), Gilda (1946), Out of the Past (1947), and Force of Evil (1948), among others - throughout most of the 1940s. Although Peter Lorre is given top billing here, he only appears in the film's final reel as the titular stranger. Nonetheless, this is a spectacular role for the talented Hungarian actor. Offered here are seven cards from the lobby set, missing only the title card. The Lorre card has a pinhole in the body of the card, tears at the borders, small chips in the bottom left, top left, and bottom right, and a small hole in the bottom border, although expert professional restoration has returned this classic piece to a like-new appearance; the rest of the cards are in excellent, unrestored condition. Fine+.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    10th Sunday
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