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    Think Fast, Mr. Moto (20th Century Fox, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Based on a series of popular stories by J.P. Marquand that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, this was the first film to feature Peter Lorre as the wily Japanese detective Mr. Moto. The Moto films were full of action, including some incredible stunt work, and very sophisticated for what many would consider "B" pictures. Lorre was superb in the role, and these films helped him to land bigger parts in "A" films shortly thereafter. In his initial appearance, Mr. Moto appears to be working with a gang of international smugglers, but in the end he reveals himself to be a special agent for the International Police. Prior to restoration, this poster had edge wear with small chips, fold wear with crossfold separations, tape lifts at the folds, and a tear in the upper right border which goes into the image. The excellent restoration job has left this gorgeous poster (with its multiple images of Lorre in his various disguises featured in the film), looking pristine. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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