THE PURPLE HEART: DANA ANDREWS and DON "RED" BARRY. Comprises: (1) Lobby Card, unsigned. Color, 14x11. Original lobby card from the 1944 WWII drama, The Purple

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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THE PURPLE HEART: DANA ANDREWS and DON "RED" BARRY. Comprises: (1) Lobby Card, unsigned. Color, 14x11. Original lobby card from the 1944 WWII drama, The Purple Heart, which starred Andrews as Captain Harvey Ross and Barry as Lieutenant Peter Vincent, two members of the crew of a bomber downed during Jimmy Doolittle's famous raid. ©1944, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. Captioned at lower margin. Lightly creased and soiled at blank margins and corners. Minor surface creases (not evident head on) at background. ½-inch tear at lower blank margin. Light red stains at upper margin and on verso. Overall, fine condition. (2) DANA ANDREWS. Inscribed signature: "To Lorraine/Dana Andrews", 6x4½ album leaf. Ink notes (unknown hand) at lower margin: "Dana Andrews/May Flower (sic) Hotel/Washington D.C./Sept 7, 1944". Signed the year this film was released. Torn at blank left edge, else fine condition. (3) DON "RED" BARRY. Inscribed signature: "To/Mike -/Bless you/Don 'Red' Barry", 5x3 green index card. Name written (unknown hand) in ink on verso (no show through). Fine condition. The Purple Heart, which was directed by Lewis Milestone, was based on the true story of the ordeal of the captured eight-man crew, including a mock trial at which they were tried as "war criminals". The film also starred Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O'Shea and Sam Levene. DANA ANDREWS (1909-1992) appeared in such films as The Ox-Bow Incident (as the innocent lynching victim, 1943), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Airport 1975. In 1944, Andrews was also seen on the big screen in Laura, A Wing and a Prayer and Up in Arms. He also starred in the television series Bright Promise (1969-1970) and made a number of made-for-TV movies. Andrews was President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1963-1965. DON "RED" BARRY (1911-1980), who was sometimes billed as Donald Barry, starred in many Republic Pictures western films of the 1940s, notably the serial The Adventures of Red Rider. In 1944, he also appeared in two other feature films, Outlaws of Santa Fe and My Buddy. Barry made many guest appearances on TV series and in addition to his supporting roles in films until his suicide in 1980. Three items.

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