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    The Man Who Laughs (Universal, 1928). Swedish One Sheet (28" X 39.5").
    This stark, monochromatic Swedish poster perfectly captures the essence of this romantic horror story based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It's the story of Gwynplaine (Conrad Veidt) who, as a boy, has a hideous smile carved on his face by King James II as payback for his father's treachery. In Gwynplaine, Veidt created one of his most disturbing and enduring characters, one whose appearance would provide inspiration for the creation of Batman's arch-nemesis, the Joker. Mary Philbin plays the blind Dea, the woman Gwynplaine adores in this, one of the silent-eras finest love stories. The poster shows signs of light use including tears in the right border extending just into the title and right background, and an extra horizontal crease in the center. Paper from this movie is very rare, especially in larger formats such as this one. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.




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