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    Stagecoach (United Artists, R-1948). Insert (14" X 36").
    A sensational film with enduring appeal, Stagecoach not only redefined the Western as a serious cinematic genre, but made an overnight superstar of John Wayne, who had previously toiled in "B" pictures for studios such as Republic and Monogram. As the Ringo Kid, Wayne is instrumental in getting a group of travelers safely to their destination, revealing hidden truths about each of them along the way. Less a standard Western than an insightful character piece, the film also marks the beginning of director John Ford's love affair with Monument Valley, a location that would figure prominently in a number of his later films. Offered here is a gorgeous insert from the 1948 re-release of this classic film. It had a tear in the top border into the background, small tears in the right and left borders and a top left missing corner, but expert restoration has rendered these slight flaws virtually invisible. The poster was previously folded and the linen has been trimmed to border. Fine on Linen.


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    March, 2013
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