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    Mad Love (MGM, 1935). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Peter Lorre is at his creepy best in this offbeat thriller about concert pianist Stephen Orlac (Colin Clive) whose hands are crushed in an accident. Desperate to heal her husband, beautiful actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake) appeals to eminent surgeon Dr. Gogol (Lorre) for help. Gogol, obsessed with Yvonne, grafts the hands of vicious knife murderer Rollo onto Stephen's arms, attempting to remove him from the picture, with terrible consequences for all involved. Directed by Karl Freund, who also helmed the Universal classic The Mummy (1932), this was Lorre's first American film, and helped solidify his reputation as one of the leading actors in Hollywood. The movie was extremely controversial at the time of its release, and was banned, or heavily censored, in several countries. This evocative title card, the only copy known to exist, has pinholes in the corners, as well as two in the black field, very light staining in the right and left borders, some very minor chipping in the bottom border, and some slight creasing in the corners. Additionally, although the card measures a full 11" X 14", we note that the image is slightly off center. In spite of these very minor flaws, this is a very attractive, and very desirable, card. Paper on this title is extremely scarce, so don't miss this opportunity to add this stunner to your collection. Fine/Very Fine.




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