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    The Big Sleep (Warner Brothers, 1946). Italian 2 - Folio (39.5" X 55"). One of the greatest film noir thrillers ever produced, the plot of this hard-boiled classic was so convoluted and complicated that virtually no one understood it, including director Howard Hawks and Raymond Chandler, upon whose book the screenplay by William Faulkner and Leigh Brackett was based! Nevertheless, the film is a true classic, due entirely to the incredible chemistry between stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, who almost literally set the screen on fire each time they appear together. As one of Bogart's most popular films, paper from this title is always highly desirable. Offered here is a beautiful Italian 2-Folio, with luscious artwork by Luigi Martinati. It had center fold separations with some paper loss, minor edge chipping, a piece missing in the top right, and heavy creasing in the image area, but professional restoration has expertly addressed all these issues, returning this sumptuous piece to a Near Mint appearance. Whether you're a fan of the stars, the film, or the gorgeous image, this poster has it all! Fine+ on Linen.

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