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    The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1941). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Humphrey Bogart was finally given the top billing he'd worked so hard for in this, one of the finest film noirs ever made. This was the third time that Dashiell Hammett's riveting book would be translated into a film (the first time in 1931 and the second in 1936 under the title Satan Met a Lady), and the third time was charmed, as the screenplay by John Huston would be nominated for an Oscar. After the film's release, Bogart would become the king of the Warner lot and he would never surrender top billing again. The film has literally become (to borrow a line from the film itself) "the stuff that dreams are made of" and the posters for this title are still among the most coveted in the hobby. This title card captures Bogart, not as Sam Spade, but as Roy "Mad Dog" Earle from Bogart's prior hit, High Sierra. It was common practice for Warners' to use images of their stars from their other hit films. What the audiences actually got was a whole new Bogart, cynical and sharp, ready to cross the line of morality in the name of justice. There are small stained holes in the left border with one in the background with clear tape on the verso, light staining in the lower border, a pinhole in the upper left corner, rounded corners, a small tear in the left border, two small tears in the right border, and some wear along the upper edge. Fine/Very Fine.


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    July, 2015
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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