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    The Plainsman (Paramount, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B.
    In the years following the Civil War, Wild Bill Hickok (Gary Cooper) battles crooked arms dealer John Lattimer (Charles Bickford), who has been providing the Native Americans with repeating rifles, allowing them to make hash of the U.S. Cavalry. When Calamity Jane (Jean Arthur) is captured, Wild Bill tries to bargain for her release but instead gets captured himself. A sprawling Western directed in grand style by Cecil B. DeMille, The Plainsman doesn't get many points for historical accuracy, but it's grandly entertaining just the same. This superb one sheet has great portraits of Cooper and Arthur, with lush, eye-popping color. Corner pinholes, with small chips, and a bend in the top right corner were the only condition issues of note, and these have been addressed with excellent professional restoration. We sold another beautiful copy of this one sheet in July of 2007 for over $8000! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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