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    The Big Shot (Warner Brothers, 1949). First Post-War Release French Grande (44.5" X 60.75").
    For years, Humphrey Bogart toiled away at his acting craft, consistently cast in the part of the "heavy" or the gangster in countless routine programmers for Warner Brothers. The roles were often second rate and he was never able to snare top billing. All that came to an end in 1941 with High Sierra, and when The Big Shot was released in early 1942, Bogart was finally given the top billing he so deserved. The film was also the last of the B-picture gangster films that Bogart would make for Warner Brothers before he became the King of the Warner lot. This poster is from the pictures's first release in France after WWII. The head-turning artwork is by the highly regarded artist Boris Grinsson, and captures one of the most iconic portraits of Bogart ever created. The poster only required touchup to the folds and light creasing. Very Fine- on Linen.




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