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    The Shanghai Gesture (United Artists, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This dark and convoluted tail of blackmail and revenge is about Poppy (Gene Tierney), a young girl whose father (Walter Huston) intends to close down a gambling den in Shanghai run by the disreputable Mother Gin Sling (Ona Munson). In order to forestall her eviction, Mother leads Poppy deeper and deeper into a web of gambling and alcohol, in order to blackmail her father. Based on a popular play, the film required more than thirty revisions to make the salacious and provocative material acceptable to the Hays office! Offered here is a beautiful one sheet for this intriguing movie. It had pinholes in the corners and image area, fold chips with some paper loss, and pinpoint crossfold separations, but professional restoration has been expertly applied, returning this splendid poster to a Near Mint appearance. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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