Great Guy (Grand National, 1936). Very Fine on Linen. ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionGreat Guy (Grand National, 1936). Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41") Stone Litho Style.
James Cagney plays one of his patented tough guys, but this time it's as an agent of the Bureau of Weights and Measures, taking on crooked merchants and food gangsters. Cagney had made it clear to Jack Warner a number of times that he didn't like the films he was being assigned to and threatened to quit. He finally made good on his word, and in 1936, went over to rival independent studio Grand National. Edward L. Alperson, the studio's head, certainly was delighted and thought Cagney was a "Great Guy." After a few films for Grand National, Warner finally lured Cagney back. Prior to the excellent restoration, there were pinholes in the borders, a tear in the upper border, a diagonal crease in the upper left corner, and the lower border had been folded back into the lower credits. Touchup has been applied to the folds.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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