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    The Killing (United Artists, 1956). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This film is based on the novel "Clean Break" by Lionel White, and was director Stanley Kubrick's first major film effort. Kubrick directed this film at the age of twenty-eight, creating a well made, tight-knit tale of a racetrack heist. Sterling Hayden starred as the mastermind who recruits small time hoods who quickly get in over their heads when thier scheme goes awry. There is some light staining on the top of the poster that extends down into the text and some light creases. The unusual design of this poster, with its garish colors and deep contrast, makes it a favorite among "noir" and Kubrick collectors. Very Fine-.

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