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    Gunga Din (RKO, R-1949). Three Sheet (41" X 79.75").
    Director George Stevens's triumph is based loosely on the Rudyard Kipling poem that ends with the signature line "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din." This adventurous tale set in British colonial occupied India follows the exploits of three British sergeants and their brave Indian water-carrier (played by Sam Jaffe), who rescues an entire British regiment headed for a trap in the Khyber Pass. The stars of this sweeping epic are prominently featured on this three sheet, including Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., along with romantic lead Joan Fontaine. It's from the 1949 reissue, and a Heritage first. Touchup has been applied to a tear in the top border and top right background, fold separation, cross fold separation with small paper loss, a chip in one of the swords, pinholes in the borders, and surface paper loss on the verso in the lower section. Restoration has the poster in display-ready condition. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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