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Great 1948 ALL ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER (Huge Size!) it is vintage item from 1940's.

It is a 3-sheet style measuring 41 X 81" with some wear around edges and a few minor tears along the folds, from age, it has a torn corner and some light staining (see images, please ).

It is STUNNING opened and hanging great for a movie theater room or large entryway! Has a nice distressed vintage look to it!

This original 3-Sheet Movie Poster was used in movie theatres to promote the 1948 Western,

Northwest Stampede

When his father dies, rodeo star Dan Bennett returns to his ranch but hires on as a ranch hand. A horse known as the White Outlaw is the leader of a herd of wild horses and Dan's obsession now is to capture and tame that horse. Foreman Christine Johnson learns of his true identity and that he plans to sell the ranch after taming the horse. Her objective now becomes to keep him from selling and she starts by releasing the White Outlaw he has just captured.

Director: Albert S. Rogell

Writers: Art Arthur (story), Lillie Hayward (story)

Stars: Joan Leslie, James Craig, Jack Oakie

Cast

Joan Leslie ... Chris Johnson
James Craig ... Dan Bennett
Jack Oakie ... Mike Kirby
Chill Wills ... Mileaway
Victor Kilian ... Mel Saunders
Stanley Andrews ... Bowles
Ray Bennett ... Barkis
Lane Chandler ... Scrivner
Flame ... Flame, Dan's Dog

Poster has minimal wear, some in the folds. Features GREAT CLASSIC 40's western cowboy style art of the two leading stars horses and a Huge Beautiful art images. Nice poster for the vintage original Movie Poster collector!

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MORE INFO ON JOAN LESLIE: Joan Leslie (born January 26, 1925, Detroit, Michigan) is a retired American actress who appeared in such films as High Sierra, Sergeant York and Yankee Doodle Dandy. Born Joan Agnes Theresa Sadie Brodel on January 26, 1925 in Highland Park, Michigan, she was the youngest child of John and Agnes Brodel. John was a bank clerk and Agnes was a pianist. She is of Irish ancestry.

Leslie's two older sisters, Betty and Mary Brodel, shared their mother's musical interest and began learning instruments at an early age, such as the saxophone and the banjo. They started performing in front of audiences in acts that included singing and dancing. She joined the duo at two-and-a-half years old. She soon learned to play the accordion.

The Great Depression caused financial difficulties for the family in the mid 1930s, with John losing his job. As a result, the three sisters entered show business as vaudeville performers to support the family. They began touring in Canada and the United States. Collectively, they were known as The Three Brodels. As an attempt to bypass child labor laws at the time, both Mary and Joan pretended to be older than they were. When Leslie was nine, she told child labor investigators that she was 16 years old. Of the three sisters, Joan proved to be a scene-stealer because of her impersonations of celebrities such as Katharine Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, and Jimmy Durante. Leslie was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Catholic schools in Detroit, Toronto and Montreal.

In 1936, Leslie caught the attention of a talent scout from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), when the three Brodel sisters were performing in New York. She was put under a six-month contract with the studio, earning 200 dollars per week. She started attending MGM's Little Red Schoolhouse with other child actors like Mickey Rooney and Freddie Bartholomew.

Her first film role was in Camille, a romantic drama starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor. She played Taylor's younger sister Marie Jeanette, but her speaking parts were deleted and she was uncredited. MGM had trouble finding suitable roles for her and she was let go by the studio along with Deanna Durbin. Leslie went back to New York, working with radio and as a model. During this time, her sister Mary was signed to Universal Studios. Leslie returned to Hollywood with the rest of her family, working for different studios as a freelancer. She mainly worked for RKO Pictures.

In 1938, Leslie was selected to play a small role in Men with Wings. While shooting the film, director William A. Wellman discovered that Joan Leslie's mother had lied about her daughter's age and that she was only thirteen years old. For the remaining of the filming, Wellman replaced her with her sister Mary.

Leslie got her first credited role in Winter Carnival (1939), as Betsy Phillips. She was chosen for the part because the director was searching for an actress who had a southern accent. She was billed as Joan Brodel. Later that year, she co-starred with Jimmy Lydon in Two Thoroughbreds where she played the daughter of a horse owner.

Her big break came when she signed a contract with Warner Bros. in 1941. At the time, Joan Blondell's name was considered too similar and Brodel's acting name was changed to Joan Leslie.

After two weeks, the then 15-year-old actress was asked to do a screen test while unaware which movie it was for. She got the part because she could cry on cue. The movie turned out to be High Sierra with Humphrey Bogart and Ida Lupino. Leslie played the crippled girl Velma. Film critic Bosley Crowther wrote, "a newcomer named Joan Leslie handles lesser roles effectively".

Later that year, Warner Bros. distributed a biopic of Alvin York, a decorated American World War I soldier. The movie was called Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper. For the casting of Gracie Williams, York's fiancée, Jane Russell was initially suggested, but York wanted an actress who neither smoked nor drank. Leslie eventually got the part. Sergeant York was a critical and financial success, becoming the highest-grossing movie of 1941. It received 11 Academy Award nominations and Cooper won the award for best actor.

In 1942, Leslie had a supporting role in The Male Animal. She played Olivia de Havilland's younger sister, Patricia Stanley, a role Gene Tierney had played in the original Broadway production.

She auditioned for the film Holiday Inn, but Warner Bros. decided to cast her in Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney. The film was a musical that depicted the life of the Broadway legend George M. Cohan. Leslie portrayed his girlfriend/wife Mary, an aspiring singer. The film received eight Oscar nominations, including a Best Actor victory for James Cagney. By now, Leslie had become a star whose on-screen image was described as "sweet innocence without seeming too sugary".

Leslie made four motion picture appearances in 1943. The first one was The Hard Way, starring Ida Lupino and Dennis Morgan. She was loaned out to RKO for her next movie, The Sky's the Limit, starring opposite Fred Astaire. Leslie's character introduced the Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer song "My Shining Hour"; her vocals were dubbed by Sally Sweetland.

Leslie co-starred in the wartime motion picture This Is the Army with future president of the United States Ronald Reagan.

She was considered for the role of Tessa in The Constant Nymph, wherein she would play opposite Errol Flynn. However, studio executive Jack Warner felt she was unsuitable and the part went to Joan Fontaine. The Australian Flynn was rejected because the director wanted a British actor.

During World War II, she was a regular volunteer at the Hollywood Canteen, where she danced with servicemen and granted hundreds of autographs. In 1944, she starred with Robert Hutton in the Warner Bros. film Hollywood Canteen. Like most of the Hollywood stars in the film, she played herself, but the fictionalized plot had her falling in love with a soldier (played by Hutton) frequenting the canteen. Her sister, actress Betty Brodel, briefly played herself in the film as well. In 1946 an exhibitors' poll, conducted by Motion Picture Herald, voted her the most promising star of tomorrow.

In 1946, Leslie was growing increasingly dissatisfied with the roles offered to her. She sought more serious and mature roles and wanted to break out of the ingenue image that she had that was partly due to her young age. Her decision was also based on moral and religious grounds.

With the help of her lawyer Oscar Cummings, she took Warner Brothers to court in order to get released from her contract.

In 1947, the Catholic Theatre Guild gave Leslie an award because of her "consistent refusal to use her talents and art in film productions of objectionable character".

As a result of this, Jack Warner used his influence to blacklist her from other major Hollywood studios. In 1947, she signed a two-picture contract with the poverty row studio Eagle-Lion Films. The first one was Repeat Performance, a film noir in which she played a Broadway actress. The other was Northwest Stampede, a 1948 film playing opposite James Craig.

After her contract with Eagle-Lion Films expired, she landed a role in The Skipper Surprised His Wife, opposite Robert Walker. The film was distributed by MGM, the studio in which she began her film career in 1936.

In the early 1950s, Leslie chose to focus on raising her daughters, which resulted in a slowed-down film career. In 1952, she signed a short-term deal with Republic Pictures, an independent, low-budget studio that primarily produced western pictures. One of the films she made for Republic was Flight Nurse in 1953. It was described by the newspaper Kingsport Times-News as a thrilling film that "honors the courageous women who performed miracles of mercy above the clouds in evacuation of wounded GIs from Korean battlefields". Her last film was The Revolt of Mamie Stover in 1956. However, she continued making sporadic appearances in television shows while her children were at school. She retired from acting in 1991.

In March 1950, she married William Caldwell, an obstetrician. Their identical twin daughters, Patrice and Ellen, were born on January 7, 1951. Both daughters became teachers.

Leslie was in the business of designing clothes, with her own brand called Joan Leslie. Her husband died in 2000. A year later, she founded the Dr. William G. and Joan L. Caldwell Chair in Gynecologic Oncology for the University of Louisville. As of 2014, Leslie has been an adopted alumna of the university for 32 years. She was involved with charity work for the St. Anne's Maternity Home for more than 50 years.

In 1999, she was one of the 500 nominees when the American Film Institute voted for the 50 greatest screen legends to have debuted before 1950.

On August 12, 2006, she received a Golden Boot Award for her contributions to the genre of Western television and movies.

Joan Leslie has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street.

MORE INFO ON JAMES CRAIG: James Craig (February 4, 1912 – June 28, 1985), born James Henry Meador, was an American actor.

After graduating from the Rice Institute, Craig began appearing in films in 1937, most often in B-movies and serials. In 1939, he appeared in the Three Stooges film Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise.

Craig received critical praise (and a step up to A-movies) when he played a New Hampshire farmer who sells his soul in All That Money Can Buy, also titled The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941). He also appeared in the films Kitty Foyle (1940), The Human Comedy (1943), Lost Angel (1943), and Kismet (1944). In 1944, he co-starred with William Powell and Hedy Lamarr in The Heavenly Body. That year exhibitors voted him the second most likely to be a "star of tomorrow".

After retiring from films, Craig became a successful real estate agent. He died of lung cancer in 1985.

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NORTHWEST STAMPEDE Huge 3-Sheet Movie Poster JOAN LESLIE James Craig WESTERN
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