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    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). British Quad (30" X 40"). Here is the ultra rare original British quad poster for Out of the Past, released in England under the film's (and book's) original title Build My Gallows High (a line Robert Mitchum quotes in the film to Jane Greer). Considered by most critics to be one of the top film noirs of the 1940s, this film stars Mitchum as Jeff Bailey, a private eye gone bad after falling under the spell of femme fatale Kathie Moffat (Greer), the girlfriend of his client Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas). Highly praised for its outstanding cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca (Cat People) and expert direction by Jacques Tourneur, Out of the Past has been selected for preservation by the Library of Congress. This very nice British poster features excellent graphics of Greer and Mitchum. There were pinholes in the borders, fold wear with crossfold separation, and a chip out of the bottom border. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    March, 2008
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