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    The Shadow Strikes (Grand National, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 40").
    This color rich, eye-catching piece was inspired by The Shadow Strikes starring Rod La Rocque. Fun and packed with mystery, the picture is the first feature film appearance of the The Shadow. Lamont Granston, a lawyer/ investigator by day, adopts his disguise at night to find the guilty and cloud their minds to remain hidden, laughing in the darkness. The character was a hit in both radio and pulp magazines of the 1930s. In this feature, the Shadow solves the murder of a wealthy scion, who had numerous enemies including his heirs. Lynn Anders, James Blakeley, and Walter McGrail co-star. Prior to professional restoration, the poster showed tears in the left and right border, two of which extend into the background, cross fold separation with small paper loss, a larger right corner bend, and extra horizontal creases. Touchup has been applied to the folds and borders, and a small amount of cracking can still be detected on the left side, but does not affect the overall appearance of this striking poster. Fine on Linen.


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