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    The Criminal Code (Columbia, 1931). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Directed by Howard Hawks, young prison inmate played by Phillips Holmes faces a grave dilemma: does he tell the Warden (Walter Huston) what he knows about a jailhouse murder committed by his cellmate Boris Karloff, or does he keep the criminal code of silence? Shortly after making this movie, Karloff would be spotted by director James Whale and tapped for the role of the Monster in Frankenstein (1931); years later, this film could be seen in Peter Bogdanovich's Targets (1968), one of Karloff's last films. Offered here is a dramatic window card. It has some foxing in the borders, one stain in the lower left and one in the right side, a dust shadow in the left edge of the top imprint area, and corner bumps, but it has strong color and presents very nicely. A beautiful piece from the early talkie era. Fine+.


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