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    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. Based on Geoffrey Homes' novel Build My Gallows High, this film noir is as good as it gets. Director Jacques Tourneur creates a perfect mood of darkness and sense of doom with his all star cast of Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer and Rhonda Fleming. Jeff Bailey tries to make a life for himself and girlfriend Meta, but he just can't escape his past dealings with mobster Whit Sterling and femme fatale Kathie. The scenes between the trapped Mitchum and the smiling but sadistic Douglas are iconic. Prior to professional restoration this half sheet had pinholes in the corners, tears in the top border, fold wear, a small hole in the field and creases in the bottom left. A snipe over Kirk Douglas' name was also removed. A real prize for film noir lovers, this is one of the best. Very Good/Fine on Cardstock.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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