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    Stranger on the Third Floor (RKO, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Boris Ingster's dark and moody crime drama is considered by many to be the first deliberate film-noir, as it utilizes elements such as deep shadows, dark streets, flashbacks, and haunting dreams. John McGuire is a newspaper reporter whose testimony sends an innocent man to his death. Doubt and guilt settle in, torturing McGuire in the days that follow. Peter Lorre delivers a performance that is nothing shy of brilliant as the silent stranger suspected of committing murder, who doesn't speak a line of dialogue until the final ten minutes of the film. This rare and highly desirable poster showcases a gorgeous yet eerie image. Prior to restoration, the poster showed pinholes in the borders, a chip in the right border, and a chip with tears in the upper and lower borders. Touchup work has been done to the folds. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    November, 2013
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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