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    The Stranger (RKO, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. Notorious Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler (Orson Welles) relocates to a small New England town, assuming the identity of kindly college professor Charles Rankin and marrying the lovely Mary (Loretta Young). The arrival in town of a former associate (Konstantin Shayne), followed by War Crimes Commissioner Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), shatters Kindler's tranquil existence, forcing him to take desperate steps. Although Welles considered this to be the least favorite of his projects, it was the only film to be directed by him that actually made a profit in its original release. The gorgeous one sheet offered here had pinholes in the bottom of the image area, a tear in the left border that extends into Robinson's face, and another that extends from the top horizontal fold line into Welles's face, slight chipping in the right and left borders, small area of paper loss in Young's forehead and chest at crossfolds, and very light scratches in Welles's face. Expert professional restoration has addressed these issues, rendering them all but invisible. This is a fabulous poster, featuring some of the top talents of the era. Fine+ on Linen.

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