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Auction History Result

3a043 GAMBLING WITH SOULS WC '36 how young young girls are lured into a life of shame, sexiest art!

Date Sold 12/11/2008
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Window Card Movie Poster (WC; measures 14" x 22") (Learn More)

Gambling with Souls (released in 1937 as "The Vice Racket"; see below), the 1936 Elmer Clifton gambling murder prostitution crime thriller ("It rips the lid off the problem of how innocent women go wrong"; "The most talked about attraction in the world today"; "How young girls are lured into a life of SHAME"; "BOLD! FRANK! REVEALING!"; "Women of today sold into bondage"; "Actually adapted from authentic police records"; "It blasts the truth before your eyes!"; "Scarlet girls chained to the vultures of vice"; "The price of ignorance - dollars in exchange for virtue!"; "Exposing New York City's $20,000,000 traffic in SOULS!"; "Save - the womanhood of America!"; "Adults Only!"; about the wife of a medical student who begins gambling at an illegal casino run by a gangster, and ends up owing $9,000, and becomes a prostitute for the gangster to pay her debts, and her younger sister becomes involved as well, and gets pregnant and has a botched abortion during which she dies, which causes the lead actress to shoot the gangster who had been the cause of her troubles, and she is put on trial, which is how the movie opens, and she tells her sordid story in flashbacks) starring Martha Chapin, Wheeler Oakman, Bryant Washburn, Gaston Glass, Ed Keane, Florence Dudley, Gay Sheridan, Robert Fraser, Vera Steadman, and Janet Eastman. Note that this movie was banned in New York in 1936, and was released there a year later under a new title "The Vice Racket"! Dating movie paper from this title is incredibly difficult, unless it is a window card that gives the date in the play date area at the top. We have seen a window card with the "Gambling With Souls" title that is surely from 1937 and a window card with the "Vice Racket" title that is surely from 1938. The non-window card items that exist have no studio on them, and have a clear "roadshow" look to them, as though they were printed when the movie was being shown in specific towns, which may well be the case. If anyone has ever seen any poster that appears to surely be the first release, and has any producer or distributor credit, please e-mail us and we will post that information here.
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Important Added Info: Note that most of the low budget sexploitation movies of the 1930s were EXTREMELY popular in small towns at that time, because there was no other way for small town citizens to see provocative and sexy images of women! These movies would have an initial release, and then make a round of small towns for the next several years, and often would still be in release a decade later. Original release posters from such movies are very rarely seen, for subsequent distribution was handled by distributors who often used stock posters to promote these movies, often using a single image with different in printed titles and taglines. The poster offered here is 100% certainly an original 1936 release poster for this movie! This window card was never folded. Often window cards would be folded across the middle, because that would make them 11" x 14", and they could then be sent with standard folded posters. Most collectors put an added value on a window card that has never been folded.

Condition: good to very good. The entire card has darkened slightly, more so in the borders. There are some minor stains around the edges, and a few scuffs and tiny stains scattered in the image. The card has never had any restoration!
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