Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Scarlet Drop (Universal, 1918). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Young director Jack Ford (he didn't become "John" until 1923) directed eight films in 1918, seven of which starred Western great Harry Carey. Carey took a break from his usual "Cheyenne Harry" persona to play "Kaintuck Ridge," a veteran of the civil war. Here on this only known copy of the three sheet, he's being hidden by Molly Malone (a great actress who had her own series for Al Christie and graced several Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton films). The lighting and the design of this stone litho are stunning. Look at the way the artist has worked the shadows of the loft into the light source from below. A poster this rare demands and received some great restoration and linenbacking, rendering the poster now a wonderful example of the silent era and the John Ford legacy. There were chips and tears in most of the poster, foldwear and cross-fold separations with small chips, and paper replaced in the top left corner and along the left border. Most of the corners have been repaired and any missing paper replaced. All in all, the poster stands for itself and is a fine addition to any serious silent or Western collection. Fine on Linen.


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2011
    25th-26th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,032

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 11 days left to consign to the 2019 March 23 - 24 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161803 spotlights


    Across the Footlights (Universal, 1915). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    La Casa del Terror (Peliculas Nacionales, 1960). Mexican One Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Hustler (20th Century Fox, 1961). Three Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Undead (American International, 1957). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    The Curse of Frankenstein (Warner Brothers, 1957). One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Some Like It Hot (United Artists, 1959). Insert
    BID NOW


    Grandma's Boy (Associated Exhibitors, 1922). Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    McLintock! (United Artists, 1964). Full-Bleed Horizontal French Four Panel
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 November 17 - 18 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,601,671