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Auction History Result

#2030 ON THE WATERFRONT linen Italian 1p R60

Date Sold 8/19/2003
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R60 Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Italian One-Panel Movie Poster (measures approximately 39" x 55") (Learn More)

On the Waterfront, the classic 1954 Elia Kazan (winner of the Best Director Academy Award for this film) crime union corruption dockworker romantic family relationship melodrama ("The truly great picture of the year!"; "A story as warm and moving as GOING MY WAY... but with brass knuckles!"; "Add to the few... the very few... truly memorable screen performances! Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy in 'On the waterfront'... one of the few... the very few... truly great motion pictures!"; "Screen Play by Budd Schulberg"; "Screenplay by Budd Schulberg"; winner of the Best Picture Academy Award; since both Schulberg and Kazan "named names" and co-operated with the House Un-American Activities Committee, some consider this movie a defense of informers; I consider it one of the finest movies ever made!) starring Marlon Brando (winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Karl Malden (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Lee J. Cobb (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Rod Steiger (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Pat Henning, Eva Marie Saint (winner of the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film; billed as "Introducing Eva Marie Saint"), John F. Hamilton (as 'Pop' Doyle), and Thomas Handley (as Tommy Collins, the boy who helps with the pigeons; in the movie, he kills the pigeons after Brando's character testifies, which was especially ironic, because young Handley's father was a longshoreman who was killed for opposing union corruption, and he was hired to feed the pigeons on the set, but then Kazan gave him a screen test and he won the role of Tommy; even more interesting, he never made another movie, but he grew up to be a longshoreman himself, and in 2002 was elected recording secretary of his union after the leadership was ousted for corruption!). Note that this one of only three movies (the other two being The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II!) that have ever had 3 different actors nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar!
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Important Added Info: Note that this Italian one-panel measures approximately 39" x 55" and is linenbacked.

Condition: very good to fine. Prior to linenbacking, the poster was in very good to fine condition. There were some minor defects on the edges of the blank borders and the poster had the most minor of fold wear. Whoever did the linenbacking did a very nice job as the defects are pretty invisible from any distance away.
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