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    The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1941). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    John Huston, a former screenwriter making his directorial debut, made his first film an adaptation of a Dashiell Hammett novel, already adapted twice for the screen in ten years. Fortunately, this third incarnation provided many more firsts: Humphrey Bogart's first breakout role in a performance that defined his Hollywood persona and rescued him from a career in "B" pictures; the first appearance of Sydney Greenstreet onscreen (fitting, since only the big screen would be big enough for the 300 lb. actor); and arguably the first film noir, as post-war French film critics would deem it. This title card features both Bogart and his co-star, Mary Astor. The card had a clean razor cut (with no paper loss) vertically through the entire card. It runs next to Astor's shoulder and through the left side of Bogart's face. It now is virtually invisible and the card appears in very clean condition. The card also displayed pinholes in the corners which are now imperceptible. It has been mounted on paper and has some airbrushing to the borders and lower credit area. Very Good on Paper.


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