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DescriptionJamaica Inn (Scalera, 1940). Italian 4 - Fogli (55" X 77")
Carlo Ludovico Bompiani Artwork.
This rare poster 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 few posters for this film and this rare first release Italian poster shows edge and fold wear, fold separations, creases, pinholes, and tears. There are some stains in the borders and interior, including some staining where the panels overlap, and there is also slight toning. The poster has a sliver of paper loss in the bottom border, and there is some cellophane and masking tape on the verso. Folded, Fine+.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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