[Los Angeles]: RKO Radio Pictures, . A striking piece of ephemera from this cornerstone film noir, based on Geoffrey Homes's 1946 novel Build My Gallows High. The story is centered around an ex-private eye-turned-gas station owner, trying to live out his life quietly in Bridgeport, California, when a figure from his old life shows up to pull him back in. Directed by Jacques Tourneur, the film starred Robert Mitchum as the private eye, Virginia Huston as his trusting girlfriend, alongside Kirk Douglas and Jane Greer (double trouble). While we've seen a variety of posters, lobby cards, and stills for this film, the herald appears with much less frequency. Selby (Dark City: The Film Noir), pp.65-70. Item #6779
Bifolium (12" x 9"); single sheet of powder grey stock, with text and still photographs offset printed in dark brown and red; pp. Vertical fold is just slightly off-center, else a Fine example.