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    The Big Shot (Warner Brothers, 1942). Italian 4 - Folio (55" X 78").
    Humphrey Bogart stars as mob leader Duke Berne, a three-time loser who tries in vain to reorganize his old gang upon being sprung from prison. Falling in love with Lorna Fleming (Irene Manning), the wife of crooked attorney Martin Fleming (Stanley Ridges), who puts Berne behind bars for good. Berne makes a beeline for Lorna, and hopes to find happiness in a remote mountain hideaway. This potboiler makes good use of the Bogie persona, and the supporting cast is terrific. Leave it to the brilliant poster artist Luigi Martinati to concoct such a luridly violent image, with some poor mug gettin' some slugs in the back. The poster had pinholes in the borders, fold wear and crossfold separations, tears in the lower left corner, and small chips in the fold lines and the borders, all of which has been addressed with professional restoration. Fine+ on Linen.


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