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    The Mysterious Island (MGM, 1929). 24 Sheet (104" X 232").
    Loosely based on the Jules Verne novel of the same name, this part-talking film, shot in early Technicolor, is the earliest adaptation of the famed science fiction tale, which was written in 1874. Lucien Hubbard, of Wings fame, directs Lionel Barrymore as the good-hearted scientist Count Andre Dakkar, who builds an underground world full of new inventions to bring about world peace. In the Verne novel it is revealed that Dakkar is Captain Nemo's real name. His well laid plans are disrupted by the evil Baron Falon (Montagu Love) who kidnaps Dakkar/Nemo's daughter Sonia (Jacqueline Gadsden) in order to force him to use his devices for war. The island is also inhabited by her fiance, engineer Nicolai Roget (Lloyd Hughes) and little aqua-men who befriend Dakkar and help him to defeat Falon. Twenty-four sheet posters are rare indeed, and especially so for the silent period, in such excellent condition as this beauty. The poster with its lush stone litho artwork, is in its original twelve sections, and has light fold wear with minor chips with small tears at the folds, with some archival tape on the reverse. It is has unbelievably strong color and an impressive appearance. This is one very exciting poster for the serious science fiction collector. Very Fine-.


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