4 Devils [Four Devils]
Los Angeles: Fox Film Corporation, 1928. Original three-color herald for the 1928 silent film, with overprints in red ink on the verso added to promote the sound version, released shortly after the initial version, reading "The latest talking sensation!" and "Janet Gaynor / Talking for the first time on the screen."
All of Murnau's American films are available except "4 Devils," which remains lost. A melodrama about four children raised in the circus who become trapeze artists. Two of them become lovers as adults, and drama ensues when a usurper takes one of the women in the group away.
Though the film was a major release from Fox, no copies are known to have survived, and printed material from the film is rare.
8 x 7 inches. Near Fine, with a small ink date notation at the top right corner of the recto. Near Fine, with only a single nick at the top edge to note.
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