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    The Big Shot (Warner Brothers, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    By the time Humphrey Bogart would play his last major gangster role in The Big Shot in 1942, he had perfected his tough guy persona with roles in such classic gangster films as The Petrified Forest, San Quentin, Angels with Dirty Faces, and High Sierra. Bogart is great as three time convict Duke Berne, with twenty years of prison time under his belt. After trying to go straight, ending up back in jail after being framed, he ultimately breaks out again to meet his doom. Running into his old flame Lorna (Irene Manning), now married to mob lawyer Martin T. Fleming (Stanley Ridges) adds an interesting love twist to the plot. Filmed between The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca, at the height of Bogart's legendary career, this was easily Bogart's most exciting period as an actor. This dramatic poster had pinholes and very small edge tears in the borders, which have been addressed through some minor restoration. The poster has light corner bends in the bottom border, and the top right corner. The classic image of a gun toting Bogie, and the lovely Irene Manning makes it a great piece for this title. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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