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    Jamaica Inn (Paramount, 1939). Pre-War Belgian (23.25" X 32.75").
    This fun find is from Alfred Hitchcock's last British film before departing for America. Based upon Daphne du Maurier's first best selling novel set in the 19th century, the picture follows Maureen O'Hara as a young woman who moves in with her aunt and uncle, who run the decrepit "Jamaica Inn." She soon discovers that the shady characters frequenting this inn are part of a pirating operation. Charles Laughton was the star of the film as Sir Humphrey Pengallan, the villainous squire who leads a pack of smugglers falsely luring boats into the area. The boats would crash on the rocks, killing the passengers and allowing the smugglers to loot the cargo. Heritage has sold very little paper from this film, making the rare Pre-War Belgian offered here a great opportunity for Hitchcock collectors. Filled with a superb portrait of Laughton, the poster shows minor signs of wear, including small tears in the borders and at the cross folds, and a couple of pinholes in the image area. Touchup to these areas has the piece in tip-top shape. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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