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    The Trail of the Octopus (Film Clearing House, 1919). One Sheet (27" X 41") Episode 15 -- "The Yellow Octopus."
    This early silent serial - billed as "The Serial of a Thousand Thrills" - could have served as an inspiration for Indiana Jones. Ruggedly handsome master criminologist Carter Holmes (Ben F. Wilson) sets out to aid pretty Ruth Stanhope (Neva Gerber) in finding a collection of nine daggers that will point the way to an artifact of fabulous power. Along the way, they travel from San Francisco to Asia to Paris and back to America in a globe-trotting adventure involving devil worshippers, zombies, mad scientists, ray guns, asteroids, and more hair-raising cliffhangers than you can shake a tentacle at! This classic poster - from the serial's final chapter - shows edge wear, a tear at the top vertical fold, some slight amount of tape on the reverse, and a small hole in the top right. Despite these minor flaws, this is an extremely attractive poster, and one that any serial fan will certainly want to add to their collection. Very Good+.


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