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    High Pressure (Warner Brothers, 1932). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    About a decade into his fantastic thirty-plus year career, William Powell made High Pressure, and as the spectacular one sheet offered here suggests, he was already a larger-than-life star. In this adaptation of the popular play Hot Money, Powell is "the world's foremost promoter," who's hired to tout an invention designed to turn sewage into artificial rubber. When the inventor turns out to be a demented lunatic, a fact Powell learns only after having sold large amounts of stock in the now-worthless venture, now that's "high pressure!" This stone litho stunner has been restored to address pinholes in the corners, a small tear in the right border, along the top vertical fold, and the top border. The linen has been trimmed to the edges of the poster and faint discoloration shows at the folds. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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