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BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir

BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir
BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir
BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir
BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir

BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir
BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Noir Classic! Offered here is a rare title card from Robert Wises pulpy film noir classic Born to Kill with Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak, and Elisha Cooke, Jr. Based on James Gunns novel Deadlier Than the Male, this was the first of many fine noir films directed by Robert Wise (The Set-Up, Captive City, Odds Against Tomorrow). Helen Brent (Trevor) is in Reno for a divorce becomes the target of Sam Wilde who has just murdered his girlfriend and a man she was out with. A private eye investigating the Reno murders trails Sams pal to San Francisco. Blackmail follows, and the psychotic Sam leaves more bodies in his wake.

It doesnt turn out well for anyone. Tierneys own penchant for drunken brawls and run-ins with the law gave the movie a nearly autobiographical edge. The film was generally panned for its tawdry story and violence when released in 1947 but is now considered a noir classic, coming from RKO in the same year the studio released Crossfire, They Wont Believe Me, and Out of the Past. This title card features art by William Rose and great graphics of Tierney, cigarette dangling from his lips, and a sultry Trevor.

The most obvious flaw is a tiny nick out of the lower right corner border, which has been replaced with a bit of white paper tape. This would not be noticeable if framed. The art area has good, bright color (even if the blues, purples, and greens of the color scheme are appropriatley somber) and the whites are clean. There is a typical bit of edge wear, and a couple almost undetectable tack holes, but corners are sharp and theres no cellophane tape. I can tell you that this card displays beautifully!

The item "BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Lobby Cards\Originals-United States\1940-49". The seller is "filmprof" and is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.


BORN TO KILL (1947) RARE Title Card, Lawrence Tierney / Claire Trevor Film Noir