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    On the Waterfront (Columbia, 1954). Italian (55" X 77"). Elia Kazan directed one of the greatest films in movie history; a gritty, hard-hitting expose of the mob and their attempts to control the dockyard unions in this Marlon Brando thriller. Thanks to its intensity and rich story, the picture won Oscars for Best Picture, Actor (Brando), Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint), Director (Kazan) and Screenplay (Budd Schulberg). The poster offered here, the incredible Italian 4 folio, is quite simply the best poster made for the film. Anselmo Ballester created an image that evoked the violence on the waterfront symbolized by the grappling hook. Brando, as the lone crusader breaks through that violence. The image of his birds (peace) fill the sky behind him to finish this outstanding concept. The poster is in amazing condition with only minor color touch-up to the fold lines and a bit more to a centerpoint under Brando's nose and another in his slacks. Very Fine- on Linen.

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    November, 2005
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