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    Gunga Din (RKO, 1939). Insert (14" X 36").
    Director George Stevens's triumph is based loosely on the Rudyard Kipling poem that ends with the signature line "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din." This adventurous tale set in British colonial occupied India follows the exploits of three British sergeants and their brave Indian water-carrier (played by Sam Jaffe), who rescues an entire British regiment headed for a trap in the Khyber Pass. The stars of this sweeping epic are prominently featured on this color saturated insert, including Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. along with romantic lead Joan Fontaine. In highly presentable condition, the poster only shows two tears in the top border into the artwork, fold wear, and small chips in the top corners, right border, and right border at the fold. This is one of the primary films that would inspire George Lucas in his creation of Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Fine+ on Paper.


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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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