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    The Man with the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). Window Card (14" X 22").
    A shocking film upon its release, it was one of the first to depict the stark reality of drug addiction, The Man With the Golden Arm was largely responsible for the collapse of the restrictive Production Code. When the seal of approval was denied the film, United Artists released it anyway. The film became a huge success and the code was ultimately abandoned. Star Frank Sinatra established his acting credentials with an Academy Award-nominated performance, while Kim Novak, who had made her screen debut only a year before, impressed all in her role as the sympathetic Molly. Artist Saul Bass captures the essence of the film with stark artwork, complemented by photos of Sinatra, Novak, and co-star Eleanor Parker. There is a horizontal fold in the image, a crease above the fold, a theater stamp with pencil marking in the imprint area, a small punch hole in the imprint area, and a small stain in the lower border. From the Leonard and Alice Maltin Collection. Fine/Very Fine.


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