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    The Body Snatcher (RKO, 1945). Insert (14" X 36").
    With the two greatest horror stars of all time, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, legendary producer Val Lewton creates a darkly terrifying setting for this tale of murderers and grave robbers. Originally written by Robert Louis Stevenson, who was inspired by the true story of the gruesome doings of Burke and Hare in 1827, this tale is the second of three films Karloff made for Lewton. Director Robert Wise had also previously worked with Lewton on The Curse of the Cat People, then went on to direct several classics including The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Sound of Music. This rare insert has two small tears in the left border and wrinkles and a minor stain in the lower left corner. We are proud to offer this fantastic image of Karloff for the first time in the insert format. Folded, Very Fine+.


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