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    Bitter Rice (Lux Film, 1948). Italian Foglio (27.5" X 39.75") Dante Manno Artwork.
    Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by Giuseppe De Santis, this earthy tale of women field workers in post-war Italy is one of the great landmark films of the neo-realist movement, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Writing. Silvana Mangano stars as a tempestuous rice worker who is loved by a good man, played by Raf Vallone, and by small-time criminal (Vittorio Gassman). She ultimately chooses the wrong man, which leads to tragedy for herself and the other women of the story, including Walter's long suffering girlfriend, played by Doris Dowling. This classic country of origin poster, with eye-popping artwork by Dante Manno, is highly coveted by collectors. Professional restoration has addressed pinholes in the borders with some tears or small holes, a minor corner chip in the upper left, a sliver of paper loss in the bottom right border, a small tear in Mangano's blouse, and touchup to the folds. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2016
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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