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    Beginning of the End (Republic, 1957). Insert (14" X 36").
    Some years before his career-defining role in Mission Impossible, Peter Graves starred in this 1957 "big bug" movie set in Chicago. Despite its low-budget effects and far-fetched plot devices, the film remains a favorite among classic sci-fi fans. Peggie Castle played a strong female lead (somewhat rare for the time), and Morris Ankrum played the authoritative military figure, a character type he became known for. We know, the idea of giant grasshoppers seems a little silly, but this intense poster is still a fine example of 50s sci-fi epics. There are two pinholes in the lower left corner, four pinholes in the image area, some chips on the right border, cellophane tape on the reverse, a small tear on the bottom border, and bottom left corner edge wear. Outside of these defects, the poster is still an impressive image from a rather fun time in theaters of yesteryear. Rolled, Fine+.


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