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Auction History Result

Lot #: v167 MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON insert '39 Frank Capra

Date Sold 12/17/2005
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 9

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.

An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded Insert Movie Poster (measures 14" x 36") (Learn More)

Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, the classic 1939 Frank Capra (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) political corruption politics romantic melodrama ("A great director creates his most heart-stirring human spectacle!"; "Capra's magic probes the very heart of America to produce this greatest hit - a blend of laughter, tears, romance, excitement!"; "Capra's greatest hit --- the screen at its most inspired!"; "The greatest of all Capra hits!"; "Gayer than 'It Happened One Night', More Moving than 'Mr. Deeds Goes to Town', More Tender than 'You Can't Take It With You'"; "Overwhelming... in its universal appeal!"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; about a political innocent from the country who is appointed as a replacement senator, and he learns of political corruption, and tries to expose it, only to find that even the senator he most admires is in on the corruption) starring Jean Arthur, James Stewart (Jimmy Stewart; nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; in the title role as Jefferson Smith), Claude Rains (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film; as Senator Paine), Edward Arnold (as the corrupt businessman, Jim Taylor, who tells senators what to do), Guy Kibbee, Thomas Mitchell, Beulah Bondi, Harry Carey Sr. (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film; as President of the Senate), Porter Hall, Jack Carson, Bobs Watson, Astrid Allwyn, and Eugene Pallette
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Condition: very good. The poster was completely separated across the bottom foldline, and someone put brown paper tape across the back of the entire foldline and folded over the edges on the front of each side of the foldline. There is small separation on the ends of the other two foldlines. There is surface paper loss across the top and bottom foldlines. There are pinholes and a few creases around the edges of the poster. Note that this extremely rare poster is completely unrestored. Any talented restorer could easily touch up the surface paper loss to the top and bottom foldlines, and after simple paperbacking, this poster would look fantastic!
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