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    The Night Ride (Universal, 1930). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Joe Rooker (Joseph Schildkraut) is a hard-nosed reporter called away from his wedding reception to cover a bank robbery. He figures out that the heist was masterminded by crime boss Tony Garotta (Edward G. Robinson). In retaliation for exposing him, Garotta kidnaps Rooker and tells him he's already murdered his new bride. This taut crime drama is from the twilight years of director John S. Robertson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1920) and remains one of his best. This spectacular stone litho poster depicts the climactic mano-a-mano moment between Schildkraut and Robinson, with superb artwork. This is only Robinson's fourth film role and very shortly before he would leave Universal for Warner Brothers where he would become a huge star. The poster is in brilliant condition with only six small pieces of archival tape on the verso supporting the upper and lower crossfold and behind additional crossfolds which are mirrored left and right. Folded, Very Fine+.


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