The Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1941). Very Good on C...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Maltese Falcon (Warner Brothers, 1941). Very Good on Cardstock. Window Card (14" X 22").
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. Posters on this title are highly desirable; however, this window card goes beyond the normal appeal. Other than this window card and the six sheet, every poster designed by Warners featured Bogart as Mad Dog Roy Earle from High Sierra. Due to the popularity of that film, the studio felt that this was how the populace wanted to see Bogart, and so that's what the studio gave them. For true fans of this film, this is THE poster to have. Bogart appears as he should, as Sam Spade out to avenge the murder of his partner. Well conserved, this window card once had a vertical fold, creases, pinholes, and surface wear. There was a tear in the lower left background, as well as a few smaller ones at the edges. The imprint area, side borders, and part of the lower background and credits were once trimmed, but have since been skillfully replaced. Very Good on Cardstock.
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000.
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