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    Shadows Over Chinatown (Monogram, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). One of the later entries in the Charlie Chan series, this one starring Sidney Toler, "Shadows Over Chinatown" involves a mystery surrounding murders committed in furtherance of an insurance fraud scheme. Toler assumed the role of the Chinese detective after the death of Warner Oland in 1938, who had played Chan since 1931. Toler later purchased the rights to the character, arranging a series of pictures for Monogram beginning in 1944, and would play the detective twice more before his death in 1947. This striking one sheet, dominated by a bold image of Toler, displays some fold wear and crossfold separation, as well as evidence of a misfold in the right border. The expected corner pinholes are present, and a small chip is noted in the top border. Professional restoration has rendered these flaws all but unnoticeable. Very Fine- on Linen.

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