The Pearl of Death (Universal, 1944). Fine- on Linen. ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Pearl of Death (Universal, 1944). Fine- on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
Based on the story The Six Napoleons by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this film finds Sherlock Holmes attempting to locate the Borgia pearl, hopefully before the Hoxton Creeper kills another owner of a Napoleonic statuette in which the pearl is hidden. Rondo Hatton appeared for the first time as the stalking murderer, the Creeper, a character who would join the pantheon of Universal monsters along with the likes of The Mummy and Frankenstein. Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will forever be remembered as the quintessential Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick, Dr. Watson, both appearing on this eerie one sheet. Professionally restored, this poster once showed chipping and tears in the borders and folds. Some of the tears extended into the interior, and the top and bottom borders were once trimmed prior to restoration. All four of the borders have been neatly airbrushed.
Estimate: $600 - $1,200.
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