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    Manhattan Melodrama (MGM, 1934). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Theater-goers escaped Depression woes by flocking to wildly popular gangster films, and even real-life mobster John Dillinger couldn't stay away. Unfortunately for him, this classic film would be his last; he died in a hail of bullets as he exited the theater after seeing this film, gunned down by G-men who had been tipped off to his presence. Although Warner Brothers is most associated with gangster movies, MGM couldn't avoid the blossoming, dark genre. However, they maintained their characteristically pleasant and colorful style, which didn't translate grit the way Warner's could. The combination of Loy, Powell, and Gable kept this film afloat and continues to make the paper desirable. Corner pinholes, bends, plus a slight border tear are the only slight defects keeping this beautiful card from an even higher grade. Fine.

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