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This is an ORIGINAL 9-˝" x 13" Window Card Poster. It is in nice shape from MONOGRAM Pictures. It features Gilbert Roland as the CISCO KID to promote the promote the 1946 Cowboy Western Romance motion picture:

BEAUTY AND THE BANDIT

In Old California, a young Frenchman transporting a chest full of silver travels by stagecoach to San Marino, to complete a complex business deal. The stagecoach is ambushed by a band of men whose leader, a mysterious bandido known as Cisco (Gilbert Roland), claims the silver is money that was extorted over a period of years from the poor people of California. The bandits take the money and escape, but Cisco stays behind with the Frenchman -- who, it turns out, is actually a lovely mademoiselle, Jeanne DuBois (Ramsay Ames). She follows him to the bandit's lair, where Cisco tells her he intends to return the stolen money to the poor people. The two rivals are irresistibly drawn to each other, however, and as a token of love Cisco offers to return the money to Jeanne instead. Now she must decide whether to complete her business deal, or to comply with Cisco's wishes and redistribute the wealth.

Director: William Nigh

Writers: Charles Belden (original screenplay) (as Charles S. Belden), Gilbert Roland (additional dialogue)

Stars: Gilbert Roland, Martin Garralaga, Frank Yaconelli

Cast:

Gilbert Roland ... The Cisco Kid
Martin Garralaga ... Dr. Juan Valegra
Frank Yaconelli ... Baby
Ramsay Ames ... Jeanne Du Bois
Vida Aldana ... Waitress Rosita
George J. Lewis ... Capitan
William Gould ... Doc Wells
Dimas Sotello ... Farmer
Felipe Turich ... Sick Farmer

It is a nice keepsake for Western Cowboy film fans!

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MORE INFO ON GILBERT ROLAND: Gilbert Roland (December 11, 1905 - May 15, 1994) was a Mexican-born American film and television actor whose career spanned seven decades from the 1920s until the 1980s. He was twice nominated for the Golden Globe Award in 1952 and 1964, and inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.

He was born Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and originally intended to become a bullfighter like his father. When the family moved to the United States, however, he became interested in acting when he was picked at random for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. He was often cast in the stereotypical "Latin Lover" role.

Roland's first major role was in the collegiate comedy The Plastic Age (1925) together with Clara Bow, to whom he became engaged. In 1927, he played Armand in Camille opposite Norma Talmadge, with whom he was romantically involved, and they starred together in several productions. Roland later appeared in Spanish language adaptations of American films, in romantic lead roles. Roland served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.

Beginning in the 1940s, critics began to take notice of his acting and he was praised for his supporting roles in John Huston's We Were Strangers (1949), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Thunder Bay (1953), and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). He also appeared in a series of films in the mid-1940s as the popular character "The Cisco Kid". He played Hugo, the agnostic (and totally fictional) friend of the three shepherd children in The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, based on the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. In 1953, Roland played Greek-American sponge diver Mike Petrakis in the epic Beneath the 12-Mile Reef.

Roland played Dom Pedro II, the emperor of Brazil, in a 1963 episode, "A Kingdom for a Horse", of the syndicated western television series Death Valley Days.

His last film appearance was in the 1982 western Barbarosa.

Roland was married to actress Constance Bennett from 1941 to 1946. He had appeared with Bennett, in 1933, as Pepe a gigolo, in George Cukor's Our Betters and, in the same year, as the romantic lead in After Tonight, a World War I drama. His second marriage, to Guillermina Cantú in 1954, lasted until his death forty years later.

Gilbert Roland died of cancer in Beverly Hills, California, in 1994, aged 88. His body was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea.

Roland was nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award, for his roles in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964). For his contributions to the motion picture industry, Gilbert Roland has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6730 Hollywood Boulevard.

The moving image collection of Gilbert Roland is held at the Academy Film Archive. Home movies make up the bulk of the collection. The film material at the Academy Film Archive is complemented by material in the Gilbert Roland papers at the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library.

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BEAUTY AND THE BANDIT The CISCO KID Western GILBERT ROLAND Promo POSTER Original
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