Angels with Dirty Faces (Warner Bros., 1949). Fine+ on Lin...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionAngels with Dirty Faces (Warner Bros., 1949). Fine+ on Linen. First Post-War Release Italian 2 - Fogli (38.75" X 54.25"). Luigi Martinati Artwork. From the Mike Kaplan Collection.
James Cagney, in an Academy Award nominated role, stars in this incredible picture about two childhood friends who each take a very different path in life. As Rocky Sullivan, Cagney plays a big shot gangster who becomes a local hero to a gang of youths (the Dead End Kids). Rocky's old friend, Father Jerry Connelly (Pat O'Brien), tries to convince Rocky to help him save the kids from a life of crime. Rounding out the fine cast is Humphrey Bogart, who co-stars as the crooked James Frazier, and Ann Sheridan, who plays Laury Ferguson, Rocky's angelic girlfriend. As one of Warner Bros.' top gangster films of the 1930s, paper from this title is considered extremely collectible and exceedingly rare. This poster is for the first Italian release of the film. The spectacular design by Luigi Martinati captures this classic film and Cagney at his best. Professional restoration has been applied to fold wear and separation, pinholes, tears, and small paper lifts. Still visible is subtle ink stamp bleedthrough in James Cagney's coat. The white background has some airbrush work. The poster displays beautifully.
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.
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