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    Sunrise (Fox, 1927). Window Card (14" X 22").
    After his successful career in Germany with masterpieces such as Nosferatu and The Last Laugh, director F. W. Murnau would travel to Hollywood to create one of the most culturally significant films in motion picture history, Sunrise. George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, and Margaret Livingston star in the moral tale of a married farmer lured by a city woman to contemplate murdering his wife. His journey of redemption with his wife is artistically portrayed, as well as heartbreaking. A cinematic tour de force, Murnau's film would earn three Academy Awards at the first Awards ceremony in 1929, including Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production - the first and only time the award was ever presented. Professional restoration has this window card in magnificent displaying condition, addressing staining in the lower image and small spots in the credits, a tear in the right background and lower image, and a crease in the left background. The imprint area has been replaced, and the borders have been airbrushed. Collectors will not want to miss the opportunity to add this rare window card to their collection, as paper on this landmark film is quite scarce. Fine.


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