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    The Scarlet Claw (Universal, 1944). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Sherlock Holmes fans won't want to miss this extremely rare one sheet that has not been offered by Heritage in several years. It's been said that The Scarlet Claw is the best film in the Holmes series created at Universal. Roy William Neill, who directed the majority of Holmes pictures, crafted this thriller with suspense in the same style as the Universal horror pictures of Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi (whom he directed in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man). A legendary glowing monster has been stalking the moors, and several people have been found dead with their throats ripped open. Holmes and Watson are called in and (of course) solve the murders. As spine tingling as the film, the one sheet offered here shows only pinholes in the background, fold wear, and chips in the left border. Touch-up has been applied and the piece now displays quite well. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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