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    Murder, My Sweet (RKO, 1944). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Dick Powell stars as Phillip Marlowe, the hard-boiled private detective "anti-hero" made famous by author Raymond Chandler's crime novels. Before this film, Powell was known as a song and dance man, having starred in many of the early Warner Brothers musicals. His career was in serious decline when director Edward Dmytryk took a chance and cast him in the lead as the famed detective. The studio wasn't so sure the director had made a wise decision. They even renamed the movie from its original title, Farewell My Lovely, because they were afraid the public might think it was another Powell musical. What resulted is considered to be one of the great early landmark movies of the film noir genre. Claire Trevor co-stars as the "femme fatale," with Anne Shirley as the "good girl." The color on this one sheet is excellent! There's some top restoration and linenbacking for just a few issues. There were corner pinholes, a small tear in the top right corner, slight fold separations, and some small chips in the right border and the top left corner border. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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