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    The Man from Planet X (United Artists, 1951). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, who, in 1934, helmed the exceptionally atmospheric Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi chiller, The Black Cat, The Man from Planet X is an unusually thoughtful 1950s sci-fi film, in which a "strange visitor" comes to Earth when his planet passes near ours. Initially benevolent, the alien is corrupted by evil human forces, leading to tragedy for all involved. One of the better genre films of the period, the movie was also blessed with outstanding poster art, showing the alien of the title menacing a helpless Earth woman. This particular copy had pinholes in the corners, some crossfold separation, and slight edge wear, although all of these minor defects have been addressed with professional restoration. There are several areas, however, where the poster seems to be lifting from the linen upon which it is mounted. Nonetheless, this is a very attractive and desirable poster which will be a welcome addition to any science fiction collection. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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