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    The Mississippi Gambler (Universal, 1929). Three Sheet (41" X 879.5").
    Trading in his natural Viennese accent for a Southern drawl, Joseph Schildkraut plays a rakish romantic lead opposite the lovely Joan Bennett in this Reginald Barker drama on the old Mississippi River. Many of the set pieces, costumes, and even extras came straight from the lot of Schildkraut's latest film, Show Boat, where he played a similar cardsharp character, but one with a lesser sense of morality and duty. This is the first time Heritage has ever had the pleasure to sell this beautiful stone litho three sheet, which has undergone restoration to address scattered pinholes in the image and borders, small tears and nicks in the borders, a misfold the lower vertical fold, a small crossfold chip in the title area, a chip in Schildkraut's tux, and has applied touchup to the folds. There is paper loss in the bottom border and a horizontal tear across the bridge of Schildkraut's nose. The poster still shows some faint writing bleedthrough and small stains in Bennett's neck. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2016
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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