F. W. MURNAU’S 4 DEVILS (1928) Set of 4 photos


[Los Angeles: Fox Films, 1928]. Set of four vintage original 8 x 10″ (20 x 25 cm.) black-and-white glossy silver gelatin photos. One is borderless, one has pin holes at top corners, chips to bottom corners and border tear near bottom left side (mended with archival paper), the rest are in fine condition. Overall about fine.

Four orphans raised by an aging clown become a highwire act in a circus. The adult orphans are played by Janet Gaynor, Nancy Drexel, Charles Morton and Barry Norton. This Academy Award-nominated film (for Cinematography) is one of the most legendary of lost films, and photos such as these give an impression of what the film was like.

Photo coded M-2-94 (of Gaynor and Drexel) is borderless, with the credits typed on verso and ink date stamped for July 13, 1929. M-2-103 is of Gaynor and Morton, M-2-111 is of Morton with femme fatale Mary Duncan and M-3-33 is of J. Farrell MacDonald as the aging clown.

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