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    Faust (UFA, 1926). German Lobby Card (8.5" X 11"). One of Germany's most important directors during the 1920s, F. W. Murnau was a cinematic genius. Best known as the director of Nosferatu (1922), he also filmed an early version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) and the brilliant character study Der Letzte Mann (1924), as well as this, a stunning adaptation of the Faust legend. With Gosta Ekman as Faust, an aged seeker of knowledge and pleasure who turns to dark forces to satisfy his longings, and Emil Jannings as Mephisto, the demonic servant who answers Faust's summons, this was the film that won Murnau a contract with Fox Studios in Hollywood. Offered here is a very rare original German lobby card from this landmark production, with a spectacular image of Ekman and Jannings. It has both the UFA and Parufamet logos in the bottom corners, and the embossed seal of the Filmprufstelle Berlin Zugenlassen in the top right. There is pencil writing on the reverse identifying the actors, as well as a studio stamp, and a photographers stamp crediting Karl Schlemm. For fans and devotees of German Expressionist cinema, and of Murnau, one of that style's greatest proponents, this is a rare opportunity to acquire an important piece in virtually pristine condition. Don't let this one pass you by. Near Mint.

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