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    Son of Frankenstein (Universal, 1939). Window Card (14" X 22").
    After Carl Laemmle sold Universal Studios, it was the new owners' intention to make higher quality films and stay away from those disreputable horror movies. But with the public clamoring for the Monster from the Frankenstein series, the new owners caved into the demands and created the Son of Frankenstein. Money talks so the Monster walks. And the studio heads went all-in as they cast Basil Rathbone as the original creator's son Wolf von Frankenstein, and placed Bela Lugosi into one of his best roles ever, as the evil lab assistant Ygor. Karloff would reprise his role of the Monster for the last time and bring an instant sympathy to the character despite heavy makeup and limited dialog. This very scarce window card features artwork similar to one of the one sheets; depicting the Monster and Ygor in the mad doctor's reflector. Posters for this title, like all classic Universal horror films of the 1930s, are considered to be some of the "Holy Grails" of movie poster collecting. The card has had light airbrushing in the borders and to the white letters of the credits. Very Fine-.


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