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    The Blue Dahlia (Paramount, 1947). First Post-War Release French Grande (47" X 63").
    A film noir classic, this is the story of returning war vet Johnny Morrison (Alan Ladd) who, upon arriving home, finds his wife, Helen, (Doris Dowling) in the arms of another man. After a heated argument, Johnny walks out, but soon learns that his wife has been murdered and he's the chief suspect! To help prove his innocence, he turns to the ex-wife of Helen's lover, Joyce Harwood (Veronica Lake). Desperately pursued by the police, Johnny tries to find the real killer. Written directly for the screen by Raymond Chandler under grueling conditions - Ladd had just been called up for military service and production had to be stepped up considerably - the screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. Artist Roger Soubie produced what could be considered the best poster for the film, the incredible French grande offered here. Nearly flawless, the piece only required light touchup to the folds. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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