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    Murders in the Rue Morgue (Universal, 1932). Window Card (14" X 22"). 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. Posters for this film are exceedingly scarce as we have only sold 7 of the 8 cards in the original set. This wonderful window card has art by Karoly Grosz, whose signature is featured on the window card and not the similar one sheet which he also designed. The card has been rebacked and has had some restoration work done to it. The card appears to have been intact but has a chip within Lugosi's chin and a tear that ran down into the "RG" of "MORGUE." There were a couple of chips in the woman's thigh and knee as well as some wear to the lower credits. All of the white field within the card has been airbrushed other than that within the title. Fine-.

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