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    Strangers on a Train (Warner Brothers, 1951). Standee (32" X 59"). What do you get when you combine a harmless conversation about the "perfect" murder, with the harsh reality of actually seeing it come true? What you have when these two elements evolve is one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest thrillers...Strangers on a Train. Co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, this film perfectly exemplifies Hitchcock's favorite theme of the evil that lurks just below the surface of everyday life and ordinary men. This is a very rare standee, used in theater lobbies to advertise an upcoming film. These pieces are rare due to the fact that they were oversized and would be more difficult to store. Thus most of them went to the trash heap. This poster is silk-screened artwork in the bottom two-thirds with a large full color poster glued at the top third, picturing the cast. The bottom of the standee has a tear into the credits and a bit of color loss in the bottom credits due to abrasion on the poster. Several of the corners and outer edges have been impacted. There is some soiling and color paint transfer shown in horizontal lines as the poster is printed on corrugated cardboard. The poster displays beautifully and still has the string easel hangers on the verso. This is one poster you have most likely never seen and may never see again! Fine.

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