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    Knock on Any Door (Columbia, 1949). Italian (39" X 55"). In the first picture for his own production company, Humphrey Bogart appeared as an attorney who defends a young man accused of murdering a policeman. The man, John Derek, turns out to be guilty, but Bogart defends him by telling the jury that anyone who grows up in the slums, without a chance to get ahead in society may also resort to serious crime. This spectacular poster was painted by Italian artist Anselmo Ballester. It was mounted on linen to correct the pinholes in the corners and the tears and smudging around the edges. This spectacular image has to be the best poster done for this film. Truly magnificent poster art. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    November, 2005
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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