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John Wayne Flying Tigers Vintage Movie Poster one sheet 1942

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"Flying Tigers", 1942
Original Vintage One Sheet Movie posters
Starring John Wayne

In the heart of WWII John Wayne starred in this war classic.  I have looked for this gorgeous one sheet for over 20 years. One of my all time favorites with stunning artwork. This scarce specimen is in very good condition with a 10" tear at the bottom going up vertically (can't see it unless you are looking for it, and would be invisible with linen backing), some wear and small chips at fold intersections and border wear.  That said, it would look amazing with linen backing.  And, the only reason I am not linen backing it myself is because if I do I know I will keep it for my own collection.  Just a beauty!!

Flying Tigers (Republic, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B. War.
Starring John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, Paul Kelly, Gordon Jones, and Mae Clarke. Directed by David Miller

Partial review from IMDB:

John Wayne's first war film was one of his best, a solid actioner with Wayne giving great presence as the leader of a fighter squadron doing battle against the Japanese invader over the skies of China in the dark days before the U.S. entry into World War II.

Wayne plays Jim "Pappy" Gordon, a variation on the many flinty-commander-with-heart-of-gold characters he would play in films to follow like "Sands Of Iwo Jima" and "Fighting Seabees." Gordon is less flinty than most of them, maybe because his men are volunteers or maybe because his girlfriend Brooke (Anna Lee) is stationed on the same airbase. While the Japanese take their toll on his men, Gordon's toughest job may be keeping peace in his squadron when smug gloryhog Woody Jason (John Carroll) arrives.


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