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    His Girl Friday (Columbia, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. At first, newspaper editor Walter Burns' (Cary Grant) task seems simple: keep his ex-wife, star reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), from marrying poor sap Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy) and retiring to a life of domestic bliss. Everything gets more complicated, however, when convicted anarchist Earl Williams (John Qualen), due to be executed, escapes, right into the waiting arms of Walter and Hildy, who hide him out in order to get an exclusive story! One of the top comedies of the 1940s, the film was based on the play The Front Page, by Ben Hecht. The wonderful one sheet offered here had pinholes, crossfold separations, and minor chips in the right and left borders and the bottom left, but professional restoration has addressed all of these issues, making it a headline piece for any collection. Very Fine- on Linen.

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