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    The Ace of the Saddle (Universal Film Manufacturing, 1919). One Sheet (28" X 42").
    Born the son of a judge and sewing machine company president in New York City, Harry Carey would become one of the most famous Western stars of the silent cinema. He would make the transition to "talkies" and continue acting until his death in the late 1940s. He is credited with convincing Universal execs into giving a young 22 year old man named Jack Ford a directing break. Between 1917 and 1921, Ford would direct Carey in over 25 Westerns, cutting his teeth on the Western melodrama they would complete shooting in a couple of weeks. John Ford would go on to win four Best Director Oscars and shoot some of the most famous films in cinema history. This wonderful portrait one sheet is from one of the "Cheyenne Harry" Westerns Ford did with Carey. Professional restoration has addressed the issue of small chips in the lower horizontal fold and some chips within the border. There were some minor chips and tears in the vertical fold. This historical poster is a magnificent stone litho image of the star in his prime. Fine+ on Linen.


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