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    Underworld (Paramount, 1927). Jumbo Lobby Card (14" X 17").
    Predating such genre classics as Little Caesar and The Public Enemy, this landmark picture is widely considered to be the first modern American gangster film, setting the stage for many significant movies to follow. Directed by Josef von Sternberg, the movie is about Bull Weed, a brutal crime boss eventually brought low by his own weaknesses. Starring George Bancroft as Weed, Clive Brook as "Rolls Royce," a derelict who becomes Weed's confidante, and Evelyn Brent as "Feathers" McCoy, Weed's girlfriend. Any paper from this crime drama is a rare treat for collectors, and this is the first time Heritage has ever offered this extremely scarce jumbo lobby card, which has a great shot of the three main leads. It shows pinholes, slight smudges in the borders, and a couple of minor corner bends. There is a splice in the bottom left corner, but the interior of the card looks fantastic. Fine+.


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