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Auction History Result

4v648 FBI STORY 1/2sh '59 different images of detective Jimmy Stewart & Vera Miles!

Date Sold 4/21/2009
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Half-Sheet Movie Poster (1/2sh; measures 22" x 28") (Learn More)

The FBI Story, the 1959 Mervyn LeRoy police detective crime thriller ("You are crouched in a basement stairway opposite a theatre in Chicago. Keep your eye on that FBI man across the street. He has set the trap for deadly public enemy John Dillinger..."; "This is but one of the special thrills that crowd the life of Chip Hardesty - whose story is called The FBI Story"; "The story that smashed best-selling records! More than 17,000,000 have thrilled to it here and abroad!"; "Filmed at actual locations to put full force behind all its authentic thrills!"; "'The FBI Story' is major motion picture excitement! James Stewart and Vera Miles star in first complete authentic drama of world's greatest crimefighters!"; "...from the dynamite-death in Oklahoma to the manhunt that turned all New York into a hair-trigger trap"; "There's no thrill like the thrill of The FBI Story"; "Screenplay by Richard L. Breen and John Twist"; "Screenplay by Richard L. Breen and John Twist"; "Tense moments just before Hardesty is ambushed by 'Baby Face Nelson. Action packed film show how FBI closed in on number of gangland public events."; "Wartime intrigue sends Hardesty to South Africa on daring mission to pull three mend from jaws of hell. Spectacular episode typifies broad sweep and scope of 'The FBI story'"; "Posing as rancher, Hardesty hunts killer of oil-rich Osage Indians. This and other bizarre crimes are show on screen for first time."; "Crack FBI man- but bewildered father! Growing pains of Hardesty family contribute much to film's abundant warmth and humor."; "Chip Hardesty is the FBI man whose adventures span two continents and whose love story is a wonderful motion picture all by itself."; "Exciting spy chase filmed in New York City, including Yankee Stadium and Central Park. Director Mervyn Leroy went to actual locations to augment authentic 'FBI Story' thrills"; "The big story!"; "The blazing story!"; "The unbeatably exciting story!") starring James Stewart ("as Chip Hardesty, the guts and brain you pronounce FBI"), Vera Miles ("as Lucy Hardesty, the girl behind the man from the FBI"), Murray Hamilton, Larry Pennell, Nick Adams, Diane Jergens, Jean Willes (as the lady in red, who betrayed John Dillinger!), Joyce Taylor, Victor Millan, and Scott Peters (uncredited as John Dillinger)
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Important Added Info: Note that this poster has never been machine folded! Most half-sheet posters were folded once horizontally and once vertically right off of the printing press. It is very difficult to find an unfolded example of most half-sheets, especially from before 1970!

Condition: very good to fine.
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