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Auction History Result

6w126 ANDROCLES & THE LION 6sh '52 art of Victor Mature holding Jean Simmons + sexy bathing girls!

Date Sold 4/23/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded Six-Sheet Movie Poster (6sh; measures 81" x 81" [206 x 206 cm]) (Learn More)

Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion, the 1952 Chester Erskine Ancient Rome Italy sword-and-sandal adventure comedy ("Flaming Love that set ablaze history's most sin-swept era!"; "Spectacle, Romance, Comedy!.. As only Shaw could write it and the screen show it!"; "Pleasure-mad Rome scarlet symbols of history's most sin-swept era... comes to wicked life again!"; "Flaming story of history's most fabulous era!"; "Never till now as truly spectacular and funny as Shaw wrote it!"; "Regal splendor, beautiful women, laughs supreme--midst scenes of sensational wonders in the glittering days of pagan Rome!"; "From the classic story by George Bernard Shaw") starring Jean Simmons ("as Lavinia, a Christian too lovely for martyrdom."), Victor Mature ("A stern Roman Captain susceptible to beauty."), Robert Newton ("as Ferrovius, a giant who lost his temper."), Maurice Evans ("as Caesar, suave, wily, elegant and cruel."), Alan Young (in the title role "as Androcles, henpecked tailor who loved lions."), and Jim Backus. Note that Harpo Marx was the original choice to play Androcles! Also, as happened on other RKO films, changes made by Howard Hughes caused delays and other problems for this movie.
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Important Added Info: Note that this six-sheet was printed in 4 sections designed to overlap.

Condition: good to very good. There are many creases, several tears, and some areas of tiny paper loss along the foldlines that were on the outside when the poster was fully folded. There are some creases, smudges, and tiny tears on some foldlines, and some tiny paper loss at some crossfolds. There are pinholes and paper loss around the edges.
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