Crime Wave (aka The City is Dark) (1953)
14" x 36" (35.5 x 91.5cm)
POSTER CONDITION & GRADING
Good. Seven pieces of white conservation grade tape on reverse, a tear and minor surface paper loss at bottom white border, a few creases and scuffs and stains. Original folds but poster has been carefully stored flat for a long time.
DE TOTH, Andre
POSTER TAGLINE & DESCRIPTION
Crime Wave (released in other English-speaking countries as "The City Is Dark"), the 1953 Andre de Toth Los Angeles California escaped convicts crime film noir ("Mob-land vengeance pulls the fuse...and The City Is Dark"; "The new Warner Bros. Killers vs. Cops sensation"; "Before your shocked eyes -- the city blasted sin-side out!"; "Every mugger-nest, creep-joint and dim-lit dive busts wide-open in the year's bullet-riddled cops vs. killers sensation!"; "'Scream baby - I don't mind!'"; "The One-Time Loser! Squeezed both ways - by the law and the mob!"; "Chinatown Hideout! Blasted wide open!"; "The 'Badge' - who looks more like a hood than the hoods he rounds up!"; "From a Saturday Evening Post Story by John and Ward Hawkins"; "Sin stalks the sidewalks! Crime crawls in shadow!"