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    The Racket (Paramount, 1928). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A.
    Director Lewis Milestone helmed this early gangster film about local police captain McQuigg (Thomas Meighan) who vows to bring down bigtime gangster and bootlegger Nick Scarsi (Louis Wolheim). The young entrepreneur and multi-millionaire Howard Hughes had a fascination with the gangsters of the era and produced this picture for Paramount as he would later produce the classic Scarface (1932). The film would go on to be nominated for an Oscar as Best Picture. As a side note, the film was long thought lost before being located in Howard Hughes' film collection after his death. With an exceptional profile portrait of star Thomas Meighan and bright, crisp color, this Style A half sheet isn't seen at auction often. For its age, the poster shows very little wear. There are horizontal creases in Meighan's jacket and in the bottom border, two tears in the top border, a tear near the "E" of "Meighan," a tear in the bottom border and top left border with tape on the verso, and pinholes in the borders. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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