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    The Benson Murder Case (Paramount, 1930). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This gorgeous stone litho, full-bleed one sheet was created to advertise the third entry in the Philo Vance detective series, once again starring William Powell. As timely as 1930's (and today's) headlines, the film uses the 1929 stock market crash as a plot motivator. A crooked stockbroker betrays several of his clients for his own gain, then retreats to his palatial hideaway. He winds up being murdered there and Powell begins to run down all the suspects. Prior to restoration, this poster had fold wear, and pinholes in the corners. The restoration and linen-backing (which is trimmed to the borders) has been expertly done. This is only known copy of this beautifully designed poster, making it a real prize for collectors. Very Fine+ on Linen.




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