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    The Caballero's Way (Universal Film Manufacturing, 1914). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Offered in this lot is the only surviving poster that we are aware of for the lost film of the first screen appearance of O'Henry's famous outlaw, The Cisco Kid. The short story "The Caballero's Way" was published in July 1907 in Everybody's Magazine and was the first appearance of the outlaw. In this story the Cisco Kid bears little resemblance of later film and television adaptations as he is a twenty-five year old vicious Anglo outlaw in the Texas-Mexico border country who kills for sport and finally lets his girlfriend take a bullet meant for him. In this three-reel short film, the outlaw is played by William R. Dunn, though until the appearance of this poster, Stanley Herbert Dunn was reported to have perhaps played the role. This glorious three panel three sheet depicts the final moments in the film in which Lieutenant Sandridge (Jack W. Johnston), misspelled as Landridge on the poster, comforts his love Tonia (Edna Payne) after he has been tricked into shooting her by the Kid, her former lover. The poster has several long horizontal tears within the poster and image but almost all of the original paper is intact and the tears have been carefully mended on the verso with archival tissue tape. This is a beautiful and early stone litho poster of wonderful historic note. Very Good+.


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