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    The Raven (Universal, 1935). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). After the extraordinary success of Dracula and Frankenstein in 1931, Universal knew that horror was the next big thing. They also knew that if one star was good, two would be better, so they teamed Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in a pair of chillers inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. In The Raven (the other film was The Black Cat), Lugosi plays Dr. Richard Violin, a deranged surgeon obsessed with one of his patients. When he asks the girl's father for her hand in marriage, he is refused, and plots his revenge, which involves a murderous criminal (Boris Karloff), and a dungeon/torture chamber. An intensely atmospheric and chilling picture, this is a gem of Universal Horror. The lobby card offered here, with its wonderful image of Bela Lugosi in the far right side of the card, also pictures him as the second doctor from the right. This very rare card, which we have never offered before, is in beautiful condition, with only a very minor abrasion to the left edge and a very small tear at the top keeping it from an even higher grade. This is a card you'll be proud to own! Very Fine+.

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