CRIME-SUSPENSE-THRILLER

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ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950)
ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe, dir: John Huston, MGM.

Classic film noir about a heist which, after being successfully executed, unravels with tragic consequences. Though John Huston intended the role of Angela Phinlay for Lola Albright, Marilyn Monroe won the role and it was the first in which her great dramatic abilities were explored. Poster features Monroe prominently, thanks to agent Johnny Hyde's work in placing her there amongst the films MGM contract players.

Poster is paper-backed. There are creases at all...

BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937)
BETTE DAVIS IN MARKED WOMAN / PRESSBOOK (1937) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA; Folio, 20 pp., with an additional "ADVERTISING SECTION" laid-in loosely, 22 x 17" (56 x 43 cm.), 6 pp. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz (uncredited). Classic gangster film, with Bette Davis as a supposed "hostess at a clip joint" who is eventually persuaded by the district attorney (Bogart) to testify against her murderous gangster boss.

This is a quite rare book, and to find it complete -- with no ads cut-out, and with its gigantic advertising supplement as well -- is quite a treat....

BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) / BY FLOYD MCCARTY
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) / BY FLOYD MCCARTY $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) black-and-white double weight semi-glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, dir: Arthur Penn; Warner Brothers.

An intense moment is depicted in this image from this groundbreaking classic film. The story allowed the audience to have sympathy for the villains, a concept which broke the rules of the stringent Production Code which had slowly been carved away since being instituted in 1934 -- the year much of this story took place. After this film, the code was pretty much done away with....

BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) / FAYE DUNAWAY BY FLOYD MCCARTY
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) / FAYE DUNAWAY BY FLOYD MCCARTY $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) black-and-white double weight semi-glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle parsons, dir: Arthur Penn; Warner Brothers. Intense moment on the Ponder, Texas, location as Faye Dunaway depicts the scene in which Bonnie is shot to death. The film is, of course, the somewhat romanticized story of the notorious 1930s bank robbers.

It was Penn who felt that the bloody violence of their deaths must be shown. Whereas shootout deaths had never been depicted realistically before, he felt that if the characters were...

BONNIE AND CLYDE/PENN AND COMPANY FILM DUNAWAY AND BEATTY (1967)
BONNIE AND CLYDE/PENN AND COMPANY FILM DUNAWAY AND BEATTY (1967) $250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) black and white double weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, dir: Arthur Penn; Warner Brothers.  A behind the scenes moment of filming either on location or on the Warner Brothers backlot is this image from this ground breaking classic film. The story allowed the audience to have sympathy for villains, a concept which broke the rules of the stringent production code which had slowly been carved...

BOWERY, THE (1933)
BOWERY, THE (1933) $200.00 SOLD

Three (3) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print linen book still photos (8 x 11" [20 x 29 cm.] on linen), USA. Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper, Fay Wray, Pert Kelton, dir: Raoul Walsh, Fox Pictures.

The charismatic stars and entertaining period scenes of this story of 1890s New York are presented in these three stills which are from an original linen book. Each is marked in pencil on the verso for its exclusive use in a movie magazine of the time, week of 7/25/33. Stills used in magazines Modern...

BULLETS OR BALLOTS (1936)
BULLETS OR BALLOTS (1936) $375.00 SOLD

Set of four (4) vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white silver gelatin still photos, USA. Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, dir: William Keighley; Warner Brothers.

Wonderful images of all the film's main characters. Bogart portrayed Nick 'Bugs' Fenner, a trigger-happy gangster who will stop at nothing in this political gangster story of a detective and the racket.

Bogart is featured in all four images, as are MacLane and Robinson. Joan Blondell is in one. UA-105 and UA-336 each have a tear at their borders and creases at corners, UA-47 and UA-319 show...

BULLITT (1968)
BULLITT (1968) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Jacqueline Bisset, Don Gordon, Robert Duvall, dir: Peter Yates; Warner Brothers. The classic 1960s action-crime thriller, with an iconic performance by Steve McQueen playing the San Francisco cop who becomes obsessed with finding the underground leader responsible for the deaths of witnesses in his protection.

Still 512-1 depicts McQueen near the docks of San Francisco. Creases at top left and bottom right corner and minor crease towards the top left.

CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951)
CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951) $450.00 SOLD

Complete set of eight (8) vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby cards, USA. Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton, Mario Laval, Allen Jenkins, Patricia Wright, Robert Keys, dir: Harry L. Fraser; Classic Pictures.

A very unusual crime melodrama due to the unique characters and players of the story. A Siamese twin kills her sister's slimy boyfriend. When a court convicts her of murder, the fate of her conjoined sister must be decided. A vehicle for the Hilton sisters, the film contained many vaudeville routines and songs. The girls became widely known after their 1932 appearance in the Tod Browning...

CONCRETE JUNGLE, THE (1960)
CONCRETE JUNGLE, THE (1960) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 40 x 80" (101 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster, UK. Crime film directed by Joseph Losey with Stanley Baker. Astonishing pulp graphics and vibrant silkscreen printing. Very scarce poster. On linen, NEAR FINE.

COVER GIRL KILLER (1959)
COVER GIRL KILLER (1959) $275.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Harry H. Corbett, Felicity Young, Spencer Teakle, Victor Brooks, Bernadette Milnes, dir: Terry Bishop, Eros Films/FanFare Films.

American poster (dated 1960) for this UK-made exploitation crime thriller. The poster's by-line really says all that needs to be said about the film. It is the story of bikini wearing pin-ups who end up dead in the exact same poses that they are featured in on the cover of Wow! magazine. A madman IS on the loose! A cult film of this genre. Folded, FINE.

DILLINGER/BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTO (1973)
DILLINGER/BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTO (1973) $200.00 SOLD

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photo, USA.  Warren Oates, dir: John Milius; American International.  FINE.

Milius and Oates on the set of Milius’ first commercial feature film (preceded only by the 1970 REVERSAL OF RICHARD SUN, a 55-minute student film).     

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