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    The Rake's Progress (Eagle Lion, 1945). British Quad (30" X 40"). U.S. Title: Notorious Gentleman.
    Rex Harrison is Vivian Kenway, a young Englishman from an aristocratic background who's an all-around scoundrel. He uses his considerable charm to seduce his best friend's wife (Jean Kent) and his father's secretary (Margaret Johnston) before marrying another woman for money. He is quite comfortable with his life as a lecherous, completely unaccountable "rake," showing no sign of remorse. When World War II breaks out, will he change his ways and die a selfless hero? A highly unique lot, as this country of origin British quad is the first paper Heritage has presented on this film, released the year WWII ended and serving a dual purpose of campaign poster. The verso features duplicate images of Winston Churchill and the tagline "Help Him finish the Job, Vote National." Churchill's bid for another term as Prime Minister was unsuccessful that year, but he would win the office again in 1951. Pinholes in the borders, edge and fold war, crossfold separations, faint writing in ink and corner bends. Folded, Fine+.


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