The Man from Planet X (United Artists, 1951). Fine+ on Lin...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Man from Planet X (United Artists, 1951). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, who helmed the exceptionally atmospheric Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi chiller, The Black Cat, this picture is an unusually thoughtful 1950s sci-fi film in which a "strange visitor" comes to Earth when his planet passes near ours. Initially benevolent, the alien is corrupted by evil human forces, leading to tragedy for all involved. One of the better genre films of the period, the movie was also blessed with classic poster art that has long been a favorite for science fiction fans, showing the alien of the title menacing actress Margaret Field. Strangely enough, the identity of the actor playing the interplanetary traveler has been a mystery for decades, as he was never credited and his fellow cast members never learned his name. Highly collectible, this one sheet has benefitted from such professional corrections to slight fold wear and separations, pinholes, small chips, and a few tears in the upper background. There is faint foxing still visible in the upper border, but this does not obstruct the poster's fantastic illustration.
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000.
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