Will Rogers “Judge Priest” poster AP438 SOLD

Very special. One of a kind, in fact we don’t know any others in existence. This hand-screened large print has been cleaned, linen-backed and mounted on board. 4′ x 6′. Slight margin damage (see photo).

“Judge Priest” was a 1934 American comedy film starring the American legend Will Rogers. The movie was based on humorist Irvin S. Cobb’s character Judge Priest. Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and his considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky! The film played a major role in earning Will Rogers the number one box office star of 1934.

The film was directed by John Ford and produced by Sol M. Wurtzel in association with Fox Film. The movie is set in post-reconstruction Kentucky, and also stars Stepin Fetchit, Anita Louise and Hattie McDaniel.