Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (Warner Brothers, 1932). Leader Press One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is a stunning and attractive one sheet for one of the most important and influential films of the 1930s. Although often grouped with gangster pictures such as "Little Caesar" and "The Public Enemy," "Fugitive" actually addressed a specific social ill of the day: the brutal and inhumane chain gangs that flourished throughout America. After this film shone a spotlight on the abuses inherent in that system, it quickly came to an end, demonstrating the power of Hollywood to sway public opinion. Interestingly, some jurisdictions have reintroduced the concept of chaingangs in recent years, to much public criticism. Paper on this title is notoriously scarce, and the poster offered here, produced by Leader Press of Oklahoma City, is the only copy known to exist, to the best of our knowledge. It displays fold wear and some crossfold separation, including a chip at the centerpoint, and some slight inpainting on the title. A small piece has been removed from each of the top corners. However, professional restoration and linenbacking has rendered these flaws next to invisible. The result is a powerful and dramatic poster from a very desirable title. Fine- on Linen.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 852

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 March 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161845 spotlights


    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Bryanston, 1974). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Rough House Rosie (Paramount, 1927). Jumbo Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    The Man in the White Suit (BEF, 1953). Australian Daybill
    BID NOW


    Who Leads the National Army! (Triangle, 1917). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Won in the Clouds (Universal, 1928). Three Sheet
    BID NOW


    The New Adventures of Tarzan (Burroughs-Tarzan-Enterprise, 1935). Stock One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Little Miss Broadway (20th Century Fox, 1938). Window Card
    BID NOW


    North by Northwest (MGM, 1959). Lobby Card
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 28 - 29 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 July 28 - 29 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,635,845
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    REALIZED $41,655.80