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    Faust (UFA, 1926). German Lobby Card (9" X 11.5").
    Emil Jannings stars as the Devil's henchman, Memphisto in this magnificent silent adaptation of the ancient legend of Faust. This masterpiece is directed by German Expressionist genius F.W. Murnau, who creates a dark and realistic world where Faust trades his soul for youth. This timeless tale has been taken on by writers through the centuries, most famously by Christopher Marlowe and Goethe. It was this brilliant film which secured Murnau's reputation, and led to his move to Hollywood (along with Jannings) and a contract with Fox Studios, where his next film was the Academy Award winning Sunrise. This rare country-of-origin lobby card of Jannings has two punch holes in the right, a blue pencil mark in the top right border, and light edge wear. This striking image will be a prized item for all fans of German cinematic masterpieces. Fine+.


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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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