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    Stranger on the Third Floor (RKO, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This film is credited by many film historians as being the first genuinefilm noir. It came along before the genre was even officially invented. In this story, a newspaper reporter sends an innocent man to the death house with his courtroom testimony. In the days that follow he becomes tortured by guilt and doubt, expertly portrayed by the film's surrealistic nightmare sequence. Peter Lorre's presence infiltrates the film even though he doesn't speak his first line of dialogue until the film's final ten minutes! There has been slight touchup done to light fold line wear and pinholes, otherwise the poster is in wonderful condition. Overlooked for many years, this film and poster have been recently elevated to the status of classic. Very Fine on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    18th Thursday
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