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    Stagecoach (United Artists, 1939). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Relegated to second-bill Westerns for the first ten years of his career, John Wayne finally found a director who knew how best to utilize his unique screen presence. Ford had to fight for Wayne during casting, as producer Walter Wanger refused to cast an actor best known for "B" films. Ford won out, of course, but only John Carradine earned a lesser salary than the Duke. Wayne's image was not exactly marketable at the time either, so the original one sheet does not feature Wayne, making this half sheet all the more desirable. Minor pinholes and slight smudges not withstanding, the poster looks outstanding. This is a great condition for a rare original. Very Fine+.

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    November, 2005
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