"Dressed to Kill", 1946
Original Vintage Title Card (11x14")
Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce
Very scarce original title card (11x14) for the Universal Pictures presentation of "Dressed To Kill" starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. This would be their final screen appearance as the famous crime solving duo. In this entry in the series, they must battle a gang of crooks led by a beautiful woman (Patricia Morison) trying to get their hands on three music boxes which hide the location of stolen Bank of England printing plates.
Title card is in very fine/near mint condition. There is a small tear in the middle of the left border (Less than 1") and very minimal bumping on the borders. There are no pinholes or other significant issues on the card. Very fresh color on this title card. While some of the Universal/Holmes title cards suffer from uninspired artwork, this card has great shots of Rathbone and Bruce along with Morison plus two nice scene pictures and in the right corner artwork from the scene where the criminals kidnap Holmes.
A rare chance to own an original title card for this title. VERY rarely does a lobby card or one sheet appear on the market for this title. Even the major poster auction houses have found none, except for one offered in 2006.