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    The Postman Always Rings Twice (MGM, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Drifter Frank Chambers (John Garfield) and devastatingly attractive Cora Smith (Lana Turner) plot to bump off Cora's husband, Nick (Cecil Kellaway), for his insurance money. Arrested after committing the murder, they beat the rap in court, but soon find that they still must pay the price for their crime. Based on a novel by James M. Cain, the screenplay required a number of drafts over many years to enable it to conform with the Hays Code restrictions. The intense and dramatic one sheet offered here had several tears in the left and right borders that extended into the image area, crossfold separation and fold wear, chipping in the borders, a missing piece at top left and right corner, a small area of paper loss in the bottom center of the image area, and a bottom right corner crease. Professional restoration has addressed all of these concerns, rendering this a highly attractive, and eminently displayable piece, perfect for any fan of this film noir classic. Very Good/Fine on Linen.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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