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    Across the Pacific (Warner Brothers, 1942). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). In the annals of life imitating art, the prophetic power of this film may be the strangest. A year after his directorial debut, "The Maltese Falcon," John Huston reunited the cast -- Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor and Sydney Greenstreet -- for a script titled "Aloha Means Goodbye." The story centered on a Japanese plot to, yes, bomb Pearl Harbor -- a thriller rendered slightly less thrilling by the real-life tragedy in late 1941. Writers substituted the Panama Canal for Pearl Harbor, as Bogart's undercover operative must try to prevent another attack. This title card has always been considered among the best from a Bogart film during his heralded years at Warner Brothers, so no wonder it's a difficult find. The edges remain sharp, but the card does have multiple pinholes, a tear on the bottom edge and water damage in the bottom third. Fine/Very Fine.

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