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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Allied Artists, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). At a time when America was seeing Communists under every bed and Martians behind every fencepost, films in the "invasion from within" genre were incredibly popular. Although some movies actually postulated a Russian takeover of the U.S. (Red Nightmare with Jack Webb was one such), most went for a slightly subtler approach. One of the high water marks in this genre is Invasion of the Body Snatchers, in which residents of a small town are mysteriously replaced by alien replicas grown from giant seed pods. A tense and profoundly unsettling movie, it is as effective today as it was in 1956. This classic one sheet, featuring stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter, shows edge wear, tiny tears in several of the horizontal fold lines, a split in the bottom vertical fold that extends into McCarthy's name, and a small crease in the lower right border. Aside from these very minor considerations, this is a great poster from a great movie - a true Cold War classic. Very Fine-.

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