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    Captain Blood (Warner Brothers, 1935). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini, this movie was a major gamble for Warner Brothers, as it featured no major names. Robert Donat was originally cast as Peter Blood, but when he failed to show up for filming, the role was offered to Brian Aherne, who turned it down. Desperate for a leading man, the studio decided to gamble on then-unknown Australian actor Errol Flynn, a gamble that paid off handsomely, as both Flynn and his co-star Olivia DeHaviland became box-office superstars after the release of this picture. This stunning title card features spectacular art by famed illustrator Alex Raymond, best known as the artist of the Flash Gordon newspaper strip, which set a new benchmark for comic artwork and is revered to this day. Rarely offered, this highly desirable title card has paper tape on the reverse, and a small smudge and a small crease in the top left. Whether you're a fan of Flynn, Raymond, swashbucklers, great art, or just very rare title cards, this is a lot you'll want to follow closely. Very Fine.


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