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    The Quiet Man (Republic, 1952). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    A risky departure from the always-profitable Westerns he had been making for Republic Studios, this charming tale set in Ireland is one of the highpoints in the career of director John Ford. It tells the story of an Irish-American boxer (John Wayne) who returns to the land of his birth after accidentally killing a man in the ring. Anxious to just settle down to a quiet life, Wayne finds the peace he craves to be elusive, even after marrying the beautiful Maureen O'Hara. Although Republic was convinced that the film would be a failure, it went on to gross more than $4 million, a considerable sum for the studio at the time. Offered here is a wonderful original release one sheet for this popular film. Only some fold wear with crossfold separation, now rendered virtually invisible after expert professional restoration, keep this gem from an even higher grade. Very Fine on Linen.


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