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    Detour (PRC, 1945). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Director Edgar Ulmer shot this film noir masterpiece in just six days! Tom Neal is a hitch-hiking pianist who catches a ride with a man who dies in a freak accident. Neal, afraid he will be accused of his murder, hides the body and assumes the man's identity. A woman (played by the aptly named actress Ann Savage) discovers his deception and Neal is blackmailed into her seedy schemes. The film's dark exploration of the fluid nature of identity would be taken up in high-art films like Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger," but the film's high style is hard to duplicate. Posters for this title are rare and have always been in demand by film noir connoisseurs. This poster had creasing and a bottom corner bend on the right side, and a vertical slice on the left side. There were a couple of chips on the bottom border and one chip in the left border. The top left corner was repaired. All of this has been skillfully restored and the poster paper-backed. Fine+ on Paper.


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    November, 2007
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