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    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). Australian One Sheet (27" X 39.75").
    This multi-layered film noir classic is the one that wrote the vocabulary of the genre. Jacques Tourneur, creator of Cat People and I Walked with a Zombie, directs the picture from a script partially written by an uncredited James M. Cain and credited to Daniel Mainwaring, based on his novel called Build My Gallows High. Tourneur's masterful ability to create a doom-laden, dark, shadowy mood of terror, assisted by black-and-white cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca, is perfectly blended into this tragic film story. Robert Mitchum gives the defining performance of his career, and Jane Greer vividly portrays the erotic and lethal femme fatale. Heritage sold the Australian daybill for this film in 2007, but this is the first stone litho one sheet presented from that country. Featuring excellent likenesses of Mitchum and Greer, it displays nicely after touchup to the folds, a stain in the left border, and pinholes in the corners of the background. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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