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    Hard to Handle (Warner Brothers, 1933). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    By the time James Cagney made this film, he was already established as one of Hollywood's biggest stars, having previously gained fame in such pictures as The Public Enemy (1931), Blonde Crazy (1931) and Taxi! (1932). His biggest pictures were still before him, however, films that would solidify Cagney's position as one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century. In this early picture, Cagney plays Lefty Merrill, a small time con man who rigs a dance contest. When things go awry, and his partner skips with the dough, Cagney has to think fast to make things right. This beautiful title card, featuring a fabulous shot of Cagney, has pinholes in the corners, a light stain in the title area, a slight dust shadow in the right edge, small tears at the right border and in the center of the image, and slight creasing in the lower left, but is otherwise extremely attractive and appealing. This was a great period for Cagney, and early portraits of him don't get much better than this. Fine+.


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