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7d0544 13 LEAD SOLDIERS 1sh 1948 Tom Conway as detective Bulldog Drummond, Maria Palmer pointing gun!

Date Sold 1/10/2021
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Thirteen Lead Soldiers, the 1948 Frank McDonald police detective crime mystery thriller ("Adapted from the original story by 'Sapper'") starring Tom Conway ("as 'Bulldog Drummond'"), Maria Palmer, Helen Westcott, John Newland, Terry Kilburn, and William Stelling. Note that "Bulldog Drummond" was a fictional English detective who was created in 1920 in a magazine story by H.C. McNeile, who wrote under the pen name of "Sapper" He appeared in ten novels, short stories, and even stage plays. When McNeile passed away in 1937, his friend, Gerard Fairlie, wrote more stories between 1938 and 1954, and after that, other authors created even more stories. Drummond was a World War I veteran who is bored and becomes an amateur detective, and he marries his first client, who becomes his assistant. The first movie based on this character was in 1923, with Carlyle Blackwell in the lead role. There was one more silent with Jack Buchanan in the lead, and then Ronald Colman starred in the first sound version in 1929. There were 13 movies in the 1930s, many with John Howard in the lead role. The character was revived in 1947, and 5 movies were made between 1947 and 1951, with Ron Randell, Tom Conway, and Walter Pidgeon playing the leads.
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Condition: good. There is light rippling and slight discoloration scattered in portions of the poster due to exposure to moisture. It has tiny creases, tears, bits of paper loss and separation along portions of the vertical foldline and some separation at the left edge of the center horizontal fold that has been repaired with tape from the back.
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