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    Murders in the Rue Morgue (Universal, 1932). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). This film is one of the formative films in the great 1930s Golden Age of mad scientist films. It was the second mad scientist film ever made, following the massive success of "Frankenstein" (1931). It has close connection to "Frankenstein" in that it was directed by Robert Florey, who had originally been signed as the director of "Frankenstein" before being replaced by James Whale. Florey has also brought with him Bela Lugosi, who was originally pegged to play his Frankenstein monster. The lobby cards for "Murders" are extremely rare, and we sold one of the cards for this title for $16,100; and another for $10,925 last summer. Offered here is an interesting card as the two stars, Leon Waycoff and Sidney Fox, are shown to the left, looking in horror to their right. In the original pressbook for the film, the entire set of cards is shown, and Lugosi was supposed to be featured in the scene as the object of their fear. It wasn't unusual for Universal to change their lobbies at the last moment and this was certainly the case with this card. This card has had pinholes and minor nits to the border repaired. Fine/Very Fine.

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