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    Of Human Bondage (RKO, 1934). Window Card (14" X 22").
    W. Somerset Maugham's classic novel told the moving story of Phillip (Leslie Howard) a man with a club foot, who falls in love with a waitress (Bette Davis) who uses him for his money and his accepting nature. The film was heavy on the drama and skirted the Motion Picture Production Code that wasn't enforced until July 1934-- the same month Of Human Bondage was released. Bette Davis, who was under contract to Jack Warner at the time begged to be let out of her contract or loaned out to RKO for this film. Davis knew the film would become her "breakout" role but she came in second at the Oscars- just behind Claudette Colbert who won for It Happened One Night. Nevertheless, the film did elevate Davis' status in Hollywood as a major star. The left two inches and the top six inches (which goes into Davis' forehead) have been replaced. Very Good on Cardstock.


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