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    Angels with Dirty Faces (Warner Brothers, 1938). French Grande (47" X 63").
    It's been hailed as one of the greatest gangster films of the era. James Cagney portrays Rocky Sullivan, a kid who grew up to become a gangster and who is now idolized by a new generation of kids from his old neighborhood. They dream of following in Rocky's footsteps until a priest, played by Pat O'Brien, steps in to save them from a ruined life. The kids are portrayed by the Dead End Kids and the film co-stars a snarling Humphrey Bogart and George Bancroft, who both rose to fame playing gangsters in films like The Petrified Forest and Underworld. Cagney's walk to the electric chair is one of the most memorable scenes in film history and it gave the star his first nomination for an Oscar. This poster shows almost no restoration except for a very minimal amount of color touch to the fold lines. The fold lines do still show a bit of toning typical for French posters of this era. Original pre-War French posters are very rare. Very Fine on Linen.


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