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7m596 BEACHCOMBER 2 Mexican LCs '38 Charles Laughton, W. Somerset Maugham

Date Sold 1/12/2012
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2 Original Vintage Theatrical Mexican Movie Lobby Cards (LCs; measure 13" x 17" [33 x 43 cm]) (Learn More)

Vessel of Wrath (released in the U.S. and Australia as "The Beachcomber"), the 1938 Erich Pommer English South Seas tropical island romantic melodrama ("Based on the story by W. Somerset Maugham"; about a shiftless man who lives in the Dutch Islands, and spends his days drinking and being with beautiful young women, and a missionary, played by Lanchester, Laughton's real life wife, slowly reforms him) starring Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Robert Newton, Tyrone Guthrie, and Eliot Makeham. Apparently, the original English version of this movie had scenes that were considered too sexy for U.S. audiences, and they were cut from the version that played in the United States as "The Beachcomber"! Finally, note that this movie came out in England in March 1938, and in the U.S. in December 1938, but all of the U.S. movie paper has a 1939 copyright (which makes sense, because it probably only had a very limited engagement in December 1938). So we refer to U.S. movie paper as being from 1938, even though it has a 1939 copyright, because to do it a different way would be even more confusing!
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Important Added Info: Note that these Mexican lobby cards measure 13" x 17" [33 x 43 cm]. Note that these Mexican lobby cards were created where they are mounted onto a heavy board and have a "tipped in" black & white still glued to the center. This is how the cards were made and not something that was done at a later date.

Condition: good. There are stains and smudges around the edges of the cards and they are separating from the board background around the edges and there is tiny paper loss in the edges. The card with the embrace has a lot of separation of the paper in the top right corner.
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