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    The Night Ride (Universal, 1930). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Joe Rooker (Joseph Schildkraut) is a hard-nosed reporter called away from his wedding reception to cover a bank robbery. He figures out that the heist was masterminded by crime boss Tony Garotta (Edward G. Robinson). In retaliation for exposing him, Garotta kidnaps Rooker and tells him he's already murdered his new bride. This taut crime drama is from the twilight years of director John S. Robertson (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and remains one of his best. This spectacular stone litho poster depicts the climactic mano-a-mano moment between Schildkraut and Robinson, with superb artwork. The poster had pinholes in the corners, and a tear in the top right corner, which has been addressed with excellent professional restoration. This early Edward G. Robinson poster pre-dates his star-making role in Little Caesar by one year! Very Fine on Linen.


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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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