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    The Bicycle Thief (Ente Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche (ENIC), 1948). Italian 2 - Folio (39" X 55"). Considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made, Vittorio De Sica's neorealist heartbreaker tells the story of a man's struggle to provide for his family and set an example for his son in depressed World War II Italy. This spectacular country of origin Italian 2-folio features art by the legendary Ercole Brini. Brini would become forever linked with Audrey Hepburn by creating timeless Italian release posters for "Sabina," "Funny Face" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's." But "The Bicycle Thief" is the poster that would elevate him to iconic status. This particular example of the 2-folio had only a few pinholes in the border and light scuffs in the title, some fold wear and a 3" tear in the lower left border. Posters from the Italian post-war period are rarely ever found in such beautiful shape, due to the conditions in the country at that time, making this a truly exceptional find. The few minor defects it had have since been corrected and the poster mounted on linen, giving it a near perfect appearance. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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