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    The Maltese Falcon (Les Films Regence Algerie/Maghreb Uni Film/SONADEC, R-1950s) Artist Jacques Bonneaud. French Grande (47.5" X 62.5").
    By far the best and one of the rarest posters for The Maltese Falcon, this reissue French grande features an imposing, larger-than-life image of Humphrey Bogart as private detective Sam Spade, with a shadowy falcon lurking in the background. Posters for this picture are some of the most sought after in the entire hobby, making this Jacques Bonneau designed piece an incredible find. It was most likely used for release in North Africa, as distributors from Algeria, Maghreb, Casablanca, and Tunis are noted at the bottom right. Heritage has not offered this format since 2008, and this example is nearly flawless, requiring only minor touchup to the folds. Brilliant color has been retained, and collectors are unlikely to see such an exceptional copy presented again anytime soon. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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