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    The 39 Steps (Gaumont, 1935). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    The 39 Steps was one of director Alfred Hitchcock's first major international successes, and many of the stylistic and thematic elements that would become integral parts of his later work can be seen in this important picture. Robert Donat stars as Richard Hannay, an innocent bystander to the murder of a secret agent. When he is accused of the crime, Hannay is on the run from the police as he tries to find the real killers. The beautiful Madeleine Carroll plays Pamela, who reluctantly is trapped into helping Hannay. The secret to all of the twisting mysteries lies with Mr. Memory and the man with a missing finger. This dynamite one sheet displays extraordinarily well, with remarkable color saturation and dramatic images of the stars. Minor signs of handling have been addressed with touchup to the folds, and touchup to pinholes in the corners, a tiny chip in the top left and bottom right corner, and one small tear in the right border. There is a small amount of bleed through in the left background near the border from a stamp on the verso. The interior shows no significant signs of age or wear. A definite center piece for a well conceived collection! Very Fine on Linen.




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