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    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). One Sheet (27" X 41"). 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 film 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. Posters for this film have always been difficult to find. This exquisite one sheet has multiple pinholes, small edge chips and fold separations. The poster was professionally restored and mounted on linen, giving it a clean appearance. A beautiful poster from an important part of noir history. Very Fine- on Linen.

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