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    Children of Paradise (Les Enfants du Paradis) (Pathé, 1945) Part 1. French Grande (47" X 63.5") .
    Considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the best, French film ever made. Directed by Marcel Carné and and written by Jacques Prévert during the German occupation of France, Les Enfants du Paradis has a 195 minute running time. Carné fought to have the film shown in its entirety without an intermission, instead of being cut into two parts. The title refers to the second balcony of the French theater, which was called 'paradise,' and its 'children,' the common people who watch a play and respond to it honestly. The film takes place in the theater world of Paris during the July Monarchy (1830-1848). The work of artist George Allard, this poster features the "embracing style," showing the two main protagonists of the film, Arletty as the heroine Garance and Jean-Louis Barrault as the mime Baptiste, caught in a troubled embrace. This beautiful and very rare country-of-origin poster is in fabulous condition. It has had minimal color touch to the folds and crossfolds but hasn't suffered from any paper loss. The poster is mounted on older European linen, only without Japanese paper backing. Very Fine+ on Linen.




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