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    Dark Passage (Warner Brothers, 1948). Italian 2 - Fogli (39.5" X 55.5") Luigi Martinati Artwork.
    Italian artist Luigi Martinati created what is possibly the best poster for Delmer Daves' film about a man (Humphrey Bogart) wrongly convicted of his wife's murder. With the aid of an artist (Lauren Bacall), Bogart escapes prison and seeks to find his wife's real killer. It was the perfect vehicle for the real-life couple of Bogart and Bacall to re-team onscreen. It's also notable as a quirky film noir with Bogart's character only heard and not seen in the first half of the film, showing his face only after his character's plastic surgery. This fine poster has had touchup to the folds and some paper loss in the left side of the top horizontal fold. There is some faint unaddressed writing bleedthrough by Bogart's shoulder. Very Fine- on Linen.


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