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Auction History Result

4k264 KING OF THE UNDERWORLD LC 1939 Humphrey Bogart surrounded by men with guns & Kay Francis!

Date Sold 3/7/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Movie Lobby Card (LC; measures 11" x 14" [28 x 36 cm]) (Learn More)

King of the Underworld, the 1939 Lewis Seiler female medical doctor gangster crime thriller ("Don't kill this killer! Bring him back alive!"; "Cornered! Cringing in fear stands the King of Killers!... Useless the gun at his hip. He's trapped by a daring woman's trick!"; "'Let me go! I'm a doctor! What do you want of me?'"; "'Get smart, sister! We can do business together!'"; "He was too tough to die, this ruthless dictator of crime... until this daring woman doctor gambled her life that medicine would win where bullets had failed!"; "When she double-crosses the king of double-crossers it's excitement with the silencers off!"; "Humphrey Bogart now blasts his way to stardom as the ruthless, thrilling King of the Underworld"; "The super-gangster of 'Angels With Dirty Faces' in his most ruthless role"; about a female doctor in a small town who is forced to help a notorious gangster) starring Humphrey Bogart, Kay Francis, James Stephenson, John Eldredge, and Jessie Busley. Note that this was a remake of the 1935 Paul Muni movie, "Dr. Socrates", except the sex of the doctor was changed to female for this remake!
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Important Added Info: Note that we have a scan of both the front and the back of this lobby card, which should greatly help you see what defects it has.

Condition: good. The card has darkened, typical of Warner Bros. linen lobby cards of this period. There was a 3" semi-circular tear with tiny bits of surface paper loss in the upper right of the image, running across the man's chest. Someone put several pieces of tape on the back of that area, and put touch up paint on the tiny surface paper loss (see our images). There are a few creases and faint scuffs scattered in the card. There are two tape repairs on the back of a tear and crease in the left blank border. See our super-sized images to get a good sense of the condition of this card.
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