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    Shadows over Chinatown (Monogram, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    One of the later entries in the Charlie Chan series, this film involves a mystery surrounding murders committed in furtherance of an insurance fraud scheme. Sidney Toler assumed the role of the Chinese detective in 1938 after the death of Warner Oland, who had played Chan since 1931. Toler later purchased the rights to the character, arranging a series of pictures for Monogram beginning in 1944, and would play the detective twice more before his death in 1947. This striking one sheet, dominated by a bold image of Toler, displays some fold wear and crossfold separation, as well as an extra fold in the right border. Corner pinholes are present, and a small chip is noted in the top border. Professional restoration has rendered these flaws all but unnoticeable. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2010
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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