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    M (Nero-Film AG, 1931). German Three Sheet (37" X 83").
    One of the finest, and most important, films to come out of Germany, this is the story of a deranged child murderer (Peter Lorre) whose crimes are so heinous that he is hunted both by the police and the criminal underground. Directed by Fritz Lang, this film reflects the real-life crimes of Peter Kuerten, a child killer who was on the loose in Dusseldorf at the time this picture was made. A truly chilling film, it made an instant star out of Lorre, who previously had specialized in comic roles. Many consider this to be the high point of Lorre's career, and see this as an important precursor to the film noir genre that Lang would help to inaugurate once he emigrated to America in 1934. This striking country-of-origin poster had some chipping in the top border, crossfold separation with some paper loss, and a small hole in the field, but expert professional restoration, including some airbrushing in the background area, has made this rare treasure look as good as new. A rare and important piece, this poster will certainly be the centerpiece of even the most advanced collection. This poster has had the bottom panel recreated from the area of the hand's shirt cuff to the bottom of the poster. This was overlooked in our initial description. The grade has been changed. Very Good- on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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