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    Doorway to Hell (Warner Brothers, 1930). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    In this, his second screen appearance, James Cagney plays Steve Mileaway, the second in command to notorious crime boss Louie Ricarno (Lew Ayres). Ricarno decides to retire to Florida with his new moll, and turn his criminal empire over to Mileaway, but the murder of his brother brings Ricarno back to Chicago for a bloody showdown with his rivals. This picture set the standard for many racket pictures to follow, introducing such tropes as the machine gun in the violin case and high-energy shoot-outs. Of course, Cagney would go on to make one of the most successful gangster pictures of all time just a few short months later - The Public Enemy (1930). This extremely rare card, one of only three in the set to picture Cagney, has pinholes in the corners, foxing in the bottom border, small stains in the borders, a small top left corner bend, and a tiny nick in the top border, but is otherwise very attractive and presentable. Paper from this title, especially paper featuring Cagney, rarely turns up, so don't miss this opportunity to add this beauty to your collection. Fine-.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    11th-14th Wednesday-Saturday
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