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    The Gaucho (United Artists, 1927). Window Card (14" X 22").
    The ever popular adventure hero, Douglas Fairbanks, takes on a complex role in this silent classic set in Argentina. As the Gaucho, Fairbanks is at first quite unsympathetic as he laughs at the faithful pilgrims to a holy shrine, plotting to steal their offerings. After experiencing a visitation from the Madonna (wife Mary Pickford) and the love of a young woman (Joan Barclay), the outlaw finds religion and changes his evil ways. Lupe Velez is given her first starring role as the Mountain Girl. There is light toning at the edges of the card and some foxing in the left field. The poster has had minimal restoration work to fix a top right corner bend and a small tear at the right border. The strikingly original design of this rare card is beautifully rendered in stone lithography. Very Fine-.


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