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    The Tiger's Shadow (Pathé, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter Five -- "The Gas Chamber." Little is known about this intriguing silent serial. It was directed by Spencer Gordon Bennett, one of the most prolific serial directors in the history of the genre, who had previously helmed the 10-chapter Hawk of the Hills, and would go on to make such serial classics as The Secret Code, G-Men vs. the Black Dragon, Superman, Batman and Robin, and The Masked Marvel, to name just a few. The Tiger's Shadow was apparently an example of an early breed of serial that featured women in the leading roles - Gladys McConnell, in this instance - a concept Bennett would revive in 1944 with The Tiger Woman, starring Linda Stirling, and would go on to exploit with great success in such memorable later chapterplays as Zorro's Black Whip, Daughter of Don Q, and The Black Widow. This spectacular one sheet had fold wear, pinholes in the borders and corners, and minor surface paper loss in the "S" in "Shadow." Expert restoration has addressed these issues, making this a true gem for any serial collector. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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