SHAKE HANDS WITH MURDER (1944) Three sheet poster

$150.00

Vintage original 41 x 81″ (104 x 206 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. Iris Adrian, Frank Jenks, Douglas Fowley, Jack Raymond, dir: Albert Herman; Producers Releasing Corporation. Folded, there is only light shelf wear to an unused poster. Minor tears at folds held in check with archival tape. Fine.

Though made on a miniscule budget, this comedy-mystery had plenty of action as well as the vivacious Iris Adrian playing a hard-boiled bail bonds broker whose heart can be melted by the right romantic male. In the story, she and her partner set out to help prove an accused embezzler of his innocence. Adrian started out in the chorus of films, worked her way into bits, supporting roles in A-films and leads in B-films.

This, and many of the PRC products of the time, were made to fill double bills, but its advertising poster art was just as elaborate as that for any A-picture.

 

30 Apr 2017

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