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    The Racket (Paramount, 1928). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Director Lewis Milestone helmed this early gangster film about local police captain McQuigg (Thomas Meighan) who vows to bring down bigtime gangster and bootlegger Nick Scarsi (Louis Wolheim). The young entrepreneur and multi-millionaire Howard Hughes had a fascination with the gangsters of the era and produced this picture for Paramount as he would later produce the famous film "Scarface" (1932). The film would go on to be nominated for an Oscar as Best Picture. As a side note, the film was long thought lost before being located in Howard Hughes' film collection after his death. This colorful half sheet has pinholes in the corners, light border staining, several small border tears, light corner bends in the bottom right and left, and a crease in the bottom right. It is a beautiful example of a very rare and desirable half sheet. Rolled, Very Fine-.

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