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    Dead of Night (Universal, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This Ealing Studio film is one of just a handful of 'true' horror films of British cinema's first half-century, and certainly the most important film in that genre until the beginning of Hammer's horror cycle a decade later. Released in September 1945, just a month after the formal end of World War II, it marks a break from the documentary-influenced realism which had dominated wartime films, particularly Ealing's. It tells the story of an architect seeking work at an old farm house who finds himself stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to the bizarre tales of all the assembled guests. Four directors offered their talents to this film, and Michael Redgrave's performance as a schizophrenic ventriloquist is outstanding! This tough-to-find poster has a small amount of fold wear and cross fold touch up. Very Fine on Linen.

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