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    The Night of the Hunter (United Artists, 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Robert Mitchum is terrifyingly evil as Harry Powell, a pseudo-preacher who comes to a small town in search of money stolen and hidden by his now deceased prison cellmate, Ben Harper (Peter Graves). In order to get close to the only people who know the whereabouts of the cash, Harper's children, played by Billy Chapin and Sally Jane Bruce, he marries their flighty mother Willa (Shelley Winters). The moral battle between good and evil is the central theme of this noir-ish classic from Charles Laughton, his only directorial credit. Lillian Gish gives a powerful performance as Rachel, the children's protector. This one sheet had fold wear with a few tears in the image, crossfold separations, and minor chips at the folds in the left and right borders. It has been professionally restored, and now these issues are no longer apparent. A clean and bright copy featuring artwork of Mitchum and Winters, this is one striking poster. Fine on Linen.


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    November, 2009
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