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    The Big Shakedown (First National, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Made just prior to star Bette Davis's breakout performance in Of Human Bondage, this film is a definite spotlight for the soon-to-be superstar. A naive pharmacist (Charles Farrell) gets involved with gangsters, who pressure him into making up counterfeit drugs. When his wife (Davis) insists that he get out of the racket, he finds that easier said than done. A powerful movie with a strong cast, the film is represented here by a beautiful art deco half sheet, a Heritage first. Professional restoration has this poster displaying very well after addressing stains in the bottom background, tears and chips in the borders and background, and a crease in the right and top borders that were previously folded back. Very Good/Fine on Paper.


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    November, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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