Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Woman under the Influence (1974) - (Gena Rowlands) Italian two-sheet

A Woman under the Influence (1974) - (Gena Rowlands) Italian two-sheet

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet awards poster made to promote the 1974 John Cassavetes film A Woman under the Influence starring Gena Rowlands as Mabel Longhetti. Plot summary: Mabel is mentally unstable, which is a big problem for her husband Nick [Peter Falk]. He finally has her committed when her bizarre behavior affects the children.

John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Fred Draper, Lady Rowlands, Katherine Cassavetes, Metthew Labyorteaux, Matthew Cassel, Christina Grisanti, O. G. Dunn, Mario Gallo, Eddie Shaw, Angelo Grisanti, Charles Horvath, James Joyce, John Finnegan



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Saturday, December 27, 2014

White Slave Ship (1962) - (Pier Angeli) Italian two-sheet

White Slave Ship (1962) - (Pier Angeli) Italian two-sheet

This is an Italian two-sheet poster made to promote the 1962 Sylvio Amadio film White Slave Ship [l'ammutinamento] based on a story by Sandro Continenza and Marcello Coscia and starring Pier Angeli as Polly. Plot summary: In 1675 the slave ship Albatross is bound for the New World with a cargo of political prisoners and women convicts who are to be sold into slavery. There is a mutiny, a counter-mutiny and then a rescue by a British warship.

Cast and crew: Silvio Amadio, Sandro Continenza, Macello Coscia, Pier Angeli, Edmund Purdom, Armand Mestral, Ivan Desny, Franco Capucci, Renato Speziali, Michele Girardon, Franca Parisi, Mirko Ellis, Mair Pia Luzi, Paoloa Petrini, Ruth von Hagen, Ivy Holzer, Renato Mambor, Renato Montalbano



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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - (Bette Davis) Italian two-sheet

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962) - (Bette Davis) Italian two-sheet

Pictured is a 39" x 55" Italian two-sheet poster using art by Sandro Symeoni to promote the 1962 Robert Aldrich film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane based on a novel by Henry Farrell, screenplay by Lucas Heller and starring Bette Davis as Baby Jane Hudson. Plot summary: Baby Jane and Blanche Hudson [Joan Crawford] live together in great unhappiness as bitter show business and sibling rivals. Jane carries her cruelty to Blanche to criminal extremes.

Cast and crew: Robert Aldrich, Sandro Symeoni, Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy, Julie Allred, Anne Barton, Marjorie Bennett, Bert Freed, Anna Lee, Maidie Norman, Dave Willock, William Aldrich, Russ Conway, Maxine Cooper, Robert Cornthwaite



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Von Ryan's Express (1965) - (Frank Sinatra) Italian two-sheet

Von Ryan's Express (1965) - (Frank Sinatra) Italian two-sheet

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster using art by Giuliano Nistri to promote the 1965 Mark Robson film Von Ryan's Express based on a novel by David Westheimer, screenplay by Wendell Mayes and starring Frank Sinatra as Colonel Joseph L. Ryan. Plot summary: A group of American prisoners of war make an escape from the Germans in Italy under the leadership of Colonel Ryan. Most of the soldiers under his command are British and after making errors of judgment he faces challenges winning their support.

Cast and crew: Mark Robson, David Westheimer, Wendell Mayes, Frank Sinatra, Giuliano Nistri, Trevor Howard, Rafaella Carra, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, Wolfgang Preiss, James Brolin, John Van Dreelen, Adolfo Celi, Vito Scotti, Richard Bakalyan, Michael Goodliff, Michael St. Clair



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Friday, December 26, 2014

The Violent Men (1955) - (Glenn Ford) Italian four-sheet

The Violent Men (1955) - (Glenn Ford) Italian four-sheet

This is a two-piece 55" x 77" Italian four-sheet poster using art by Alfredo Capitani to promote the 1955 Rudolph Mate film The Violent Men based on a novel by Donald Hamilton, screenplay by Harry Kleiner and starring Glenn Ford as John Parrish. Plot summary: John Parrish is an ex-officer in the Union army who decides to fight it out with a local rancher after one of his hired hands is murdered.

Cast and crew: "Rudolph Mate, Alfredo Capitani, Harry Kleiner, Donald Hamilton, Glenn Ford, Edward G. Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith, May Wynn, Warner Anderson, Basil Ruysdael, Lita Milan, Richard Jaeckel, James Westerfield, Jack Kelly, Willis Bouchey, Harry Shannon



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Villa Rides (1968) - (Yul Brynner) Italian double busta

Villa Rides (1968) - (Yul Brynner) Italian double busta

This is a 26" x 37" Italian double busta made to promote the 1968 Buzz Kulik film Villa Rides based on a screenplay by Robert Towne and Sam Peckinpah and starring Yul Brynner as Pancho Villa. Plot summary: Lee Arnold [Robert Mitchum] is an American gun runner and pilot who joins Pancho Villa in his Mexican revolution, but both Lee Arnold and Pancho Villa face personal security challenges within the rebel ranks.

Cast and crew: Buzz Kulik, Robert Towne, Sam Peckinpah, Yul Brynner, Robert Mitchum, Maria Grazia Buccella, Charles Bronson, Herbert Lom, Robert Viharo, Frank Wolff, diana Lorys, Alexander Knox, Robert Carricart, Andres Monreal, Fernando Rey, Julio Pena, Jose Maria Prada, Regina de Julian, Antonito Ruiz



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The Tin Star (1957) - (Henry Fonda) Italian two-sheet

The Tin Star (1957) - (Henry Fonda) Italian two-sheet

Pictured is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster using art by Enzo Nistri to promote the 1957 Anthony Mann film The Tin Star based on a story by Joel Kane and starring Henry Fonda as Morgan Hickman. Plot summary: Morgan Hickman, a bounty hunter who was once a sherrif, agrees to mentor newcomer sheriff Ben Owens [Anthony Perkins] so he can develop competence in his new job.

Cast and crew: Anthony Mann, Joel Kane, Enzo Nistri, Dudley Nichols, Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray, Neville Brand, John McIntire, Mary Webster, Peter Baldwin, Richard Shannon, Lee Van Cleef, James Bell, Howard Petrie, Russell Simpson, Hal K. Dawson, Jack Kenney



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Tickle Me (1965) - (Elvis Presley) Italian four-sheet

Tickle Me (1965) - (Elvis Presley) Italian four-sheet

This is a two-piece 55" x 77" Italian four-sheet poster using art by Enrico De Seta to promote the 1965 Norman Taurog film Tickle Me based on a story by Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds and starring Elvis Presley as Lonnie Beale. Plot summary: Lonnie Beale is hired as a stable man at an expensive dude ranch whose customers are glamor girls. Pam Merritt [Jocelyn Lane], one of the trainers, gets a letter telling her of the location of some gold in a ghost town and some of the local losers decide to try to take it away from her.

Cast and crew: Norman Taurog, Veseta, Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane, Elwood Ullman, Edward Bernds, Jack Mullaney, Merry Anders, Bill Williams, Edward Faulkner, Connie Gilchrist, Barbara Werle, John Dennis, Grady Sutton, Allison Hayes, Ines Pedroza, Lilyan Chauvin, Angela Greene



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Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) - (Steve McQueen) Italian four-sheet

The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) - (Steve McQueen) Italian four-sheet

This is a two-piece 55" x 77" Italian four-sheet poster using art by Luca Crovato to promote the 1968 Norman Jewison film The Thomas Crown Affair based on a story by Alan Trustman and starring Steve McQueen as Thomas Crown. Plot summary: Thomas Crown, a wealthy businessman, has planned and directed a successful bank robbery. He must now match wits with clever insurance investigator Vicki Anderson [Faye Dunaway].

Cast and crew: Norman Jewison, Luca Crovato, Alan Trustman, Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire, Addison Powell, Astrid Heeren, Gordon Pinset, Yaphet Kotto

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That Funny Feeling (1965) - (Bobby Darin) Italian four-sheet

That Funny Feeling (1965) - (Bobby Darin) Italian four-sheet

This is a two-piece 55" x 77" Italian four-sheet poster using art by Morini to promote the 1965 Richard Thorpe film That Funny Feeling based on a story by Norman Barasch and starring Bobby Darin as Tom Milford. Plot summary: Joan Howell [Sandra Dee] is dating Tom Milford in New York City. Tom does not know Joan is the maid who cleans his apartment every day, but he goes along as if everything is normal when Joan takes him there for a date in lieu of using her own cramped apartment.

Cast and crew: Richard Thorpe, David r. Schwartz, Morini, Norman Barasch, Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin, Donald O'Connor, Nita Talbot, Larry Storch, Leo G. Carroll, James Westerfield, Robert Strauss, Ben Lessy, Reta Shaw, Nora Marlowe, Kathleen Freeman, Minerva Urecal, Arte Johnson, Benny Rubin



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Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) - (Paul Newman) Italian two-sheet

Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) - (Paul Newman) Italian two-sheet

Pictured is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster using art by Enzo Nistri to promote the 1962 Richard Brooks film Sweet Bird of Youth based on a play by Tennessee Williams and starring Paul Newman as Chance Wayne. Plot summary: After many years of unsuccessful effort to establish a film career, Chance Wayne returns to his hometown. There he revisits some of the problems he had before leaving and also continues to struggle with cinema issues.

Cast and crew: Paul Newman, Enzo Nistri Geraldine Page, Richard Brooks, Tennessee Williams, Shirley Knight, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Mildred Dunnock, Madeleine Sherwood, Philip Abbott, Corey Allen, Barry Cahill, Dub Taylor, James Douglas, Barry Atwater, Charles Arnt, Dorothy Konrad



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Splendor in the Grass (1961) - (Natalie Wood) Italian four-sheet

Splendor in the Grass (1961) - (Natalie Wood) Italian four-sheet

Pictured is a two-piece 55" x 77" Italian four-sheet poster for the 1961 Elia Kazan film Splendor in the Grass based on a story by William Inge and starring Natalie Wood as Deanie Loomis. Plot summary: The setting is a high school in southeast Kansas in 1928 where the two seniors Bud Stamper [Warren Beatty] and Deanie Loomis are in love. Like all love stories, this one has major complications, the ones that are peculiar to young folks who have not yet established themselves in the world and are still trying to please others who do know where they belong.

Cast and crew: Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Elia Kazan, William Inge, Pat Hingle, Audrey Christie, Barbara Loden, Zohra Lampert, Fred Stewart, Joanna Roos, John McGovern, Jan Norris, Martine Bartlett, Gary Lockwood, Sandy Dennis, Crystal Field, Maria Adams



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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Speedway (1968) - (Elvis Presley) Italian four-sheet

Speedway (1968) - (Elvis Presley) Italian four-sheet

This is a two-piece 55" x 77" Italian four-sheet poster using art by G.D. Stefano to promote the 1968 Norman Taurog flim Speedway based on a story by Phil Shuken and starring Elvis Presley as Steve Grayson. Plot summary: Steve Grayson is a big-time speedway driver who has problems with the IRS and then gets into a romantic dalliance with IRS agent Susan Jacks [Nancy Sinatra], who is also a singer.

Cast and crew: Norman Taurog, Phil Shuken, Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, G.D. Stefano, Bill Bixby, Gale Gordon, William Schallert, Victoria Paige Meyerink, Ross Hagen, Carl Ballantine, Poncie Ponce, Harry Hickox, Christopher West, Beverly Powers, Richard Petty, Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough



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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sharks (R1979) - (Lee Majors) Italian four-sheet

Sharks (R1979) - (Lee Majors) Italian four-sheet

This is a two-piece 55" x 77" Italian four-sheet poster made to promote a 1979 rerelease of a 1977 Universal Alan J. Levi Television production which aired in two parts on 11 and 18 September as episodes 80 and 81 of The Six Million Dollar Man, based on novel by Martin Caidin, screenplay by Fred Freiberger and starring Lee Majors as Col. Steve Austin. The Italian title on the poster is Squali.

Cast and crew: Alan J. Levi, Richard Anderson, Lee Majors, Pemela Hensley, Martin E. Brooks, William Sylvester, Josh Taylor, Marc Alaimo, John de Lancie, Stephen Elliott, David Mark Glicker, Tim Haldeman, Gene D. Jackson, Kopi Sotiropulos, Gregory Walcott, Frank Whiteman



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Say Anything (1989) - (John Cusack) Italian two-sheet

Say Anything (1989) - (John Cusack) Italian two-sheet

Pictured is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster made to promote the 1989 Cameron Crowe film Say Anything based on a story by Cameron Crowe and starring John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler. Plot summary: Beautiful, intelligent Diane Court [Ione Skye] is about to leave for a scholarship in England and is obviously far above the likes of her classmate Lloyd Dobler; Lloyd is undeterred because he is crazy about her.

Cast and crew: Cameron Crowe, John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor, Amy Brooks, Pamela Adlon, Jason Gould, Loren Dean, Glenn Walker Harris Jr., Charles Walker, Russel Lunday, Polly Platt, Gloria Cromwell, Jeremy Piven, Patrick O'Neill



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The Redhead from Wyoming (1953) - (Maureen O'Hara) Italian four-sheet

The Redhead from Wyoming (1953) - (Maureen O'Hara) Italian four-sheet

Pictured is a two-piece 55" x 79" Italian four-sheet poster using art by Enzo Nistri to promote the 1953 Lee Sholem film The Redhead from Wyoming based on a story by Polly James and starring Maureen O'Hara as Kate Maxwell. Plot summary: Saloon queen Kate Maxwell becomes a cattle buyer in Wyoming territory to help her old boyfriend Jim Averell [William Bishop] in his rivalry with cattle baron Reece Duncan [Alexander Scourby]. Her only hope is that Sheriff Stan Blaine [Alex Nicol] will help her.

Cast and Crew: Lee Sholem, Polly James, Maureen O'Hara, Alex Nicol, Enzo Nistri, William Bishop, Robert Strauss, Alexander Scourby, Gregg Palmer, Jack Kelly, Jeanne Cooper, Dennis Weaver, Stacy Harris



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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Princess Bride (1987) - (Robin Wright) Italian two-sheet

The Princess Bride (1987) - (Robin Wright) Italian two-sheet

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster for the 1987 Rob Reiner film The Princess Bride based on book and screenplay by William Goldman and starring Robin Wright as the princess bride. Plot summary: A grandfather reads a story to his grandson about the beautiful Buttercup when she is kidnapped and imprisoned; it is up to her childhood sweetheart Prince Humperdinck [Chris Sarandon] to marshall the resources needed to save her.

Cast and crew: Rob Reiner, William Goldman, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Mel Smith, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal, Anne Dyson, Margery Mason



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