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    The Old Doctor (Universal, 1915). One Sheet (27.25" X 41.5"). Although little is known about this early Universal production, it seems to be part of a series from actor/director Murdock MacQuarrie, who also helmed such films as The Old Cobbler (1914), The Old Bell-Ringer (1914), The Old Tutor (1915), and The Old Grouch (1915). MacQuarrie had a long career in the movies, beginning with a role in The Hand of Mystery (1912), and continuing all the way into the 1940s, with perhaps his most significant part, that of J. Widdecombe Billows in the Charlie Chaplin classic, Modern Times (1936). The stone litho poster offered here is mounted on muslin, as was the custom in the early days of the cinema. As these posters were often reused for multiple venues, the muslin made them more durable than they would otherwise have been. It has crossfold separations, fold wear, a tear in the right center, and a small tear in the left center. Considering its age, the poster is in great condition. Any fan of silent cinema will be proud to own this gem, as it is an extremely rare example (it might very well be the only remaining copy) from Universal Pictures' earliest days and will make a great addition to any collection. Very Good/Fine on Muslin.

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