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    The Greatest of These (Universal, 1914). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Alec B. Francis spent the early part of his professional career as a barrister before switched to acting in the 1890s. He made his first films for the Vitagraph Company in 1911 and from there went on to play a variety of roles, usually in middle-aged character parts or as a wise old man. Later he would play such characters as Mr. Brownlow in the 1933 version of "Oliver Twist," and the King of Hearts in that same year's production of "Alice in Wonderland." Featured here is a gorgeous stone litho from one of his early silent era films, that shows Francis being haunted by the ghost of a beautiful woman. Very Good/Fine on Linen.

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