Take My Life - Original One-Sheet Poster. Leo C. POPKIN, director.

Take My Life - Original One-Sheet Poster

N.p. Gold Seal Productions, [n.d. but 1942]. Rare poster for this African-American film, also released under the title Murder Rap. Set in Harlem, the film featured an all-colored cast, starring Monte Hawley, Freddie Baker, Robert Webb, and the Harlem Dead End Kids. A morale-boosting crime-drama involving a gang of hoods disregarding their patriotic responsibilities as America enters WWII. The hoods are brought into line by the well-meaning Sargeant Holmes (Jack Carr), who educates them about the glories of the U.S. Army by showing them a film on military heroism. The film also involves a murder-mystery sub-plot involving 2 members of the gang, one of which is unjustly incarcerated for a murder he did not commit. Original one-sheet poster, lithographed in colors on white stock measuring 41" x 27". Professional restoration to the yellow portions in "Take My Life" and red portions of upper right edge, and some minor touch-up to folds; B/B-.

Price: $950.00