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    Murder, My Sweet (RKO, 1944). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Originally titled Farewell My Lovely - the same title as the Raymond Chandler book on which it is based - the movie was renamed when it became apparent that audiences were assuming it was another Dick Powell musical and staying away. Indeed, director Edward Dmytryck was initially appalled at the choice of Powell as hard-bitten private dick Philip Marlowe, but the actor's performance was so strong, he actually earned the approval of Chandler himself. The film remains one of the keystone film noir titles, a triumph for all concerned. Offered here is the best paper on the title, the striking three sheet. This particular example had pinholes in the corners, some minor staining and a small piece missing at the bottom in the cast list, a piece missing from the left border, a corner chip in the bottom left, and an extra crease near Powell's head, but professional restoration has addressed all of these issues, returning a high degree of displayability to this extremely desirable poster. Fine+ on Linen.

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