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    Crime Does Not Pay: Forbidden Passage (MGM, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    MGM's long running (1935-1947) series, Crime Does Not Pay, came into being shortly after the Hays Production Code went into full effect, which curtailed the making of hard core gangster films. This series elevated the lawman-hero trend with its anti-crime, model citizen slant that warned the average American against impending evil. This installment, even relevant today, was directed by a young Fred Zinnemann and stars Addison Richards, Wolfgang Zilzer, and Hugh Beaumont. Set in Florida, it spotlights the U.S. Department of Immigration's attempts to end the smuggling of illegal aliens into the country. This dramatic stone litho one sheet catches some nefarious dockside activity. Restoration has addressed stains in the top and left background, a tear in the left border and two chips in the top border, fold wear, a chip in the right border, a chip in the bottom border, a small hole in the right yellow background, a tear in the bottom left corner background, and a small stain is still perceptible in the left background. Fine on Linen.


    Estimate: $500 - $1,000.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2015
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
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