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2g081 BIG COMBO 1sh '55 art of Cornel Wilde & sexy Jean Wallace, classic film noir!

Date Sold 10/29/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

The Big Combo, the 1955 Joseph H. Lewis romantic crime film noir ("The most startling story the screen has ever dared reveal!"; "He knew what she was, but he couldn't forget the sight of her... The scent of her... The touch of her!"; "Once you get trapped, there's no escape from them. Girls like Susan never learn!"; "Girl confesses life with 'Big Combo' Boss"; "City Crime Barons Exposed! Racket king Pin Sought! The amazing expose of a city's crime syndicate - and the girl thrill-seekers who keep them company - is told in 'The Big Combo', new Allied Artists dramatic sensation. Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy and Jean Wallace stun audiences with their powerful roles."; "CAN'T WRIGGLE OUT! Once you get mixed up with The Big Combo, you've got to go all the way, thrill-seeking society deb learns. Richard Conte, Jean Wallace and Cornel Wilde are pictured here. [Brian Donlevy in inset.]"; "NEW WAY to make a man talk. Mob big-shot tries to get detective to spill where-abouts of secret witness."; "CROOKED FIGHT is part of Big Combo operations, and strong-arm men make sure girl follows orders too."; "BURLESQUE BEAUTY swings plot of 'The Big Combo' in shocking direction as result of her love for detective."; "Written by Philip Yordan") starring Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Lee Van Cleef, Jay Adler, Helene Stanton, and Earl Holliman
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Note that this item (and others we are auctioning in this set of auctions) come to us from the estate of Lee Sanders. Mr. Sanders was a nationally recognized projectionist, film poster collector, and union activist who passed away last year, and the net proceeds from the sale of his varied and eclectic collection will be donated to promote film studies at the Besant School of Happy Valley in Ojai, Ca.

Condition: fair to good. The poster is quite brittle. Much of the vertical foldline has separated and was once repaired with tape from the back. Please see our super-sized image to get a good sense of the condition of this item prior to placing a bid and please do not bid unless you can accept the defects described above, or you are willing to pay to have them properly restored.
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