Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0017392112: FRANK MORAN

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Exceedingly rare 1945 day player agreement for his appearance in The Kid from Brooklyn, boldly signed in pencil at the time of the filming. In good condition, with gentle toning and crinkling, and affixed to a letter from Trinity Productions, Inc. Note that the image of the star shown alongside the scan of the autographed piece here is not included. Heavyweight pugilist Frank Moran enjoyed a second career as a film actor, capitalizing upon his big, brawny build to play dimwitted goons, hulking bodyguards, and hirsute troglodytes. Best remembered for his his title role in Return of the Ape Man (1944) with Bela Lugosi and John Carradine, he was also noteworthy in She Done Him Wrong (1933), The Little Giant (1933), The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933), Punch Drunks (1934) with The Three Stooges, Bright Eyes (1934), Dante’s Inferno (1935), Call of the Wild (1935), Modern Times (1936), Follow the Fleet (1936), Mummy’s Boys (1936), Captain Fury (1939), Beware Spooks! (1939), Another Thin Man (1939), The Great McGinty (1940), High Sierra (1941), The Lady Eve (1941), Meet John Doe (1941), Penny Serenade (1941), Sullivan’s Travels (1941), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), The Corpse Vanishes (1942), The Big Street (1942), Gentleman Jim (1942), The Palm Beach Story (1942), The Living Ghost (1942), Lady of Burlesque (1943), Ghosts on the Loose (1943), The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944), Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), Belle of the Yukon (1944), The Kid from Brooklyn (1946), Wild Harvest (1947), The Lady Gambles (1949), The Prisoner of Zenda (1952), Shane (1953), The Veils of Bagdad (1953), Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954), The Big Land (1957), Jeanne Eagels (1957), The Comancheros (1961), Kid Galahad (1962), and 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964).