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    Tell it to the Marines (MGM, 1926). Danish One Sheet (24.5" X 33.5").
    Of all his films, this was unquestionably the favorite of star Lon Chaney. One of the few in which he appears without heavy character make-up, Chaney actually refused the application of any make-up at all, as he felt that would intrude on the sense of reality he was trying to project. Long billed as "The Man of 1,000 Faces," audiences were impressed with his ability to act without the support of heavy disguises. In this terrific film, Chaney plays a hard-bitten drill sergeant with a heart of gold, who loves a girl who loves someone else (the typical "unrequited love" plot found in most of Chaney's films). The picture was so well-received by the Marine Corp, that Chaney was made an honorary Marine, an honor he treasured until the day he died. Offered here is a stunning, never folded Danish poster, which has a small tear in the top border, and a small chip in the right border. These minor flaws are only visible upon close examination, making this a great poster for any fan of the silent era's greatest actor. Rolled, Very Fine.


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