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    The Night of the Hunter (United Artists, 1955). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Film Noir.
    The only film directed by Charles Laughton, this is the story of Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum), a Bluebeard-like serial killer who marries, and murders, wealthy widows, somehow convinced that he is doing God's work. Imprisoned for auto theft, Powell shares a cell with Ben Harper (Peter Graves), who reveals that he has hidden a large sum of money near his home. After Harper's execution and Powell's release, Powell makes tracks to Harper's widow, but things don't go quite as planned. The movie co-starred legendary silent film actress Lillian Gish in a pivotal role. This attractive three sheet shows pinholes in the image area, fold wear with crossfold separations, small tears at the top, and a 3.5" tear at the lower left. These are all minor flaws, however, none of which detract overmuch from the overwhelming appeal of this chilling beauty. The poster is in three pieces as originally printed. Fine/Very Fine.


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    February, 2009
    1st Sunday
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