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    The Miracle of the Wolves (Exclusivités Jean de Merly, 1924). French (94" X 126"). Heralded as an amazing achievement in film, the film was an epic on a grand scale for the period. Chronicling the struggle for French unity during the reign of King Louis XI, the movie stars Yvonne Seraglio, Charles Dulling and Annie Marco and reaches a climax with a chase across a frozen lake The pursuers are a battalion comprised of the enemies of France: the pursued is the patriotic heroine. The "miracle" comes to pass when the girl manages to negotiate her way through a pack of hungry wolves without suffering a single injury. Highly praised by the intelligentsia in France, the film was treated derisively by American critics. This assessment was grossly unfair: One of the most spectacular French productions of its era, the film was also brilliantly edited, anticipating the breathless cross-cutting of Abel Glance's Napoleon. This gloriously rare and large poster has small separations at the folds but the poster is in good shape otherwise with amazing art. Also included is a re-release program for the film. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.

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