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    The Great Escape (United Artists, 1963). Japanese B2 (20" X 29").
    Based on a real-life escape from a German POW camp during World War II, this exciting, action-packed film was a tour-de-force for actor Steve McQueen, who played brash American officer Hilts (McQueen reportedly accepted the role on the condition that he be allowed to show off his motorcycle skills. Hence, the scene where McQueen is chased on motorcycle by a cadre of German soldiers was added to the script, although such a chase never occurred in real life). With an outstanding cast, including James Garner, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasance (who had really been a POW in a German camp during WWII), Richard Attenborough, James Coburn, and David McCallum, this film remains a popular favorite of fans of action films worldwide. Offered here is a very attractive Japanese poster, which has pinholes in the bottom right and in the field, a smudge in the right border, overall light wrinkling, and a top left corner bend. In spite of these slight flaws, this is a striking poster that displays very nicely, possessing a high degree of eye-appeal. Folded, Fine/Very Fine. *****

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    July, 2009
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