Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1927. Vintage herald for the 1927 film, mailed to a recipient in Delia, Iowa, with a canceled stamp adhered to the rear, advertising a showing at Delia Theatre.
A gleeful, relentless gangster befriends a lawyer, but their relationship is complicated by the lawyer's alcoholism and secret love for the gangster's girlfriend. Despite studio executives' dismal predictions, the film was a breakout hit, one which would establish Sternberg's formidable presence in Hollywood and kick off his eight-year collaboration with Paramount Pictures.
Set in Chicago.
9 x 6 inches. Bifold. Very Good plus, lightly and evenly toned.
Criterion Collection 529. Spicer US. Spicer US Precursor.
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