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    The Bait (Paramount, 1921). One Sheet (27.5" X 41").
    Salesgirl Joan Grainger (Hope Hampton) is the victim of Bennett Barton (Jack McDonald), who has her framed for a crime and then pretends to rescue her. They travel to France, where Joan is unaware that Barton is using her as a pawn in a scheme to rook a famous millionaire. Hampton was the fiance of the producer, and respected director Maurice Tourneur was not particularly interested in working with her, but finally agreed, though he ended up delegating much of the direction to his assistant, John Gilbert (yes, the actor), who also wrote the screenplay. Hampton clutches a bright yellow parasol on this lovely stone litho one sheet, a Heritage first. Touchup to the folds, a misfold, and a chip at the center crossfold. Very Fine- on Linen.


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