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    Private Detective 62 (Warner Brothers, 1933). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Debonair actor William Powell was hitting his stride as a gentleman detective in 1933, working on two such films with noted director Michael Curtiz including this romantic crime story and The Kennel Murder Case. A year later Powell would win the role of sleuth Nick Charles in The Thin Man. Here he plays a down-on-his-luck detective who is coerced into framing wealthy gambler Janet Reynolds (Margaret Lindsey), but things become even more complicated when he falls in love with her. No stranger herself to detective dramas, Lindsey went on to star as Ellery Queen's secretary Nikki Porter in several films in the popular series of the early 1940s. This window card has tanning on the left and right sides, a slight horizontal mark in Powell's face, some creases, a small hole in the center of the top edge, and a bend in the lower left corner. The colors are bright on this remarkable portrait of Powell, one of the most interesting we have seen. Fine.


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    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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