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    An American Tragedy (Paramount, 1931). Lobby Cards (4) (11" X 14").
    Directed by Josef von Sternberg, credited for making Marlene Dietrich an overnight star, this crime drama features a dangerous love triangle between Phillip Holmes, Sylvia Sidney and Frances Dee. The film takes its inspiration from Theodore Dreiser's novel, which was based on the actual 1906 murder case of Chester Gillette, convicted of drowning his girlfriend Grace Brown in Big Moose Lake in upstate New York. The same story would later inspire George Steven's 1951 classic, A Place in the Sun. The rare lobby cards offered here show minor signs of use, including edge wear, light scratches, small tears with tape on the verso, corner bends and pinholes. Fine+.


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