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    Cock of the Air (United Artists, 1932). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14") Hap Hadley Artwork.
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    In this romantic pre-Code comedy, a vain French actress (Billie Dove) is "set up" with a debonair aviation officer (Chester Morris) in Italy. Evidence survives that the Hays office compiled a list of suggestions for producer Howard Hughes to bring the film into conformity with the censorship code. But Hughes had already shipped a positive print of the film to every state in the union before even securing an MPPDA approval from the Hays office. Hays learned from the preview that Hughes had ignored all of his suggestions concerning conforming to the code. Other than minor silverfish nibbles in the upper border and just into the art of the title card and minor corner impacting of a few cards in the upper left corner, the set is near mint. Very Fine+.


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