Here's another example of the art from a U.S. poster (the half sheet above) being the basis for a line drawing in the Australian daybill below. I'm just guessing, but I reckon the Australian printing process - or the paper used - did not reproduce paintings and photographs well. I have one Australian daybill in my own collection (the Alamo flick The Last Command) and the paper is extremely thin, rather like that in a Silver Age comic book.
Next week: Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
For earlier posters in the Rathbone-Bruce series, click the "Sherlock Holmes" label link below.