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    The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1941). Insert (14" X 36"). Perhaps the best detective film ever made and certainly one of the best film noirs ever made, this riveting adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel by John Huston found Humphrey Bogart in the role of Sam Spade, private detective. It was the film that pulled Bogart out of B-picture gangster obscurity and propelled the actor into becoming the highest paid star in the world. Rounding out the cast were Peter Lorre, Mary Astor, and first timer Sydney Greenstreet. Warner Brothers didn't have high hopes for this picture, so due to the success of "High Sierra," they felt they should depict Bogart as he appeared in that film, as the cold-blooded killer, Mad Dog Roy Earle. This insert has been folded and the lower fold line has an extra parallel fold line appearing just under it. There are two tiny 1/4 inch tears in the left and right borders, otherwise, this poster is in spectacular unrestored condition. Very Fine+.

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