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2e172 GRAND ILLUSION linen 1sh R99 Jean Renoir classic, Paul Davis art of von Stroheim & Gabin!

Date Sold 9/1/2013
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A 1999 Re-Release Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 26 3/4" x 38 1/2" [68 x 98 cm]) (Learn More)

La Grande Illusion (released in the U.S. in 1938 as "Grand Illusion"), the classic 1937 Jean Renoir French France Germany World War I (WWI) anti-war military prisoner of war (POW) melodrama (nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; many people rightfully consider this movie to be one of the handful of absolute finest movies ever made!) starring Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim, Julien Carette (billed as "Carette"), Gaston Modot (billed as "Modot"), Georges Peclet (billed as "Peclet"), Marcel Dalio (billed as "Dalio"), and Jean Daste (billed as "Daste"). Note that this is also the rare case of a great movie that was recognized as being truly great right after it was made. It was the first foreign film ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and it certainly deserved to win!
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Artist: Paul Davis
Important Added Info: Note that this film was re-released in 1999 with wonderful Paul Davis artwork and then, on the 75th anniversary of the film in 2012, re-released again with the same artwork and the added tagline "75th Anniversary Restoration". Note that this poster measures 26 3/4" x 38 1/2" [68 x 98 cm], but it has not been trimmed.

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good to fine. The poster was never folded and had the most minor of border defects. Overall, the poster was in very good to fine condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was well backed, and looks great!
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