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    The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Offered here is one of the rarest and most sought after lobby cards in the movie collecting hobby: an original card from the very first film version of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. This is a classic scene from the film featuring the starring players - Bebe Daniels as Brigid O'Shaughnessy (rechristened Ruth Wonderly for this version) and Ricardo Cortez as private detective Sam Spade. The border art featuring the Falcon surrounded by grasping hands also adds a great deal to this rare card. This version, like the 1941 film with Humphrey Bogart, follows the book fairly closely, but both versions change the ending to the story. The cards to this 1931 version almost NEVER turn up for auction or sale, so here is a rare opportunity to own a unique piece of film history. The very minor defects on this card are one pinhole and a very light stain on the top border, and one pinhole in the bottom right side. Very Fine+.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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