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    Foreign Correspondent (United Artists, 1940). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    One of Alfred Hitchcock's great espionage thrillers, this film is set in early World War II England and features several visually striking scenes, such as the shooting amongst a crowd of umbrella covered onlookers, windmills turning in different directions as a signal to agents, and the climactic plane crash. Joel McCrea is the everyman news reporter who becomes entangled with foreign spies connected to Herbert Marshall and his daughter Laraine Day. George Sanders, as a sardonic British agent, is a nice foil to the naive American. The film is based on Vincent Sheean's memoir, Personal History, and had several screenwriters throughout the production, including Ben Hecht and Robert Benchley. Professional restoration has addressed fold separations, creases, and pinholes. The poster had extra vertical folds and a few horizontal tears below the title, one of which runs through McCrea's image. There was a slight trim of the borders, which have been mostly airbrushed. Fine+ on Linen.


    Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000.

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