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    Five Graves to Cairo (Paramount, 1943). Autographed One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Billy Wilder chose a story of war, intrigue, and romance for this, his second directorial effort. It is the third adaptation of Lajos Biro's Hotel Imperial, with the story transported from World War I to the African campaign of World War II. Filmed while the war still raging, Erich Von Stroheim's cocky, swaggering Rommel was unsettling to many moviegoers. This terrific one sheet captures Von Stroheim's arrogance and Anne Baxter's iridescent beauty to create a poster with strong visual impact. It is signed "Billy Wilder." This poster had pinholes in the corners, fold wear and crossfold separations with some paper loss, a chip in the left border, and a tear at the top. These slight flaws have been professionally restored to produce a beautiful display. The linen has been trimmed to the border. Fine+ on Linen.


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