Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cairo (1963) - (George Sanders) US one-sheet

Cairo (1963) - (George Sanders) US one-sheet

Pictured is a US 27" x 41" one-sheet poster for the 1963 Wolf Rilla film Cairo based on a novel by W.R. Burnett, screenplay by Joan Scott and starring George Sanders as The Major. This film is a remake of the 1950 John Huston film The Asphalt Jungle based on the novel by W.R. Burnett. The woman pictured on the poster is the film's principal dancer, Nahed Sabri. Plot summary: On a visit to Cairo fresh out of a German prison, the Major tries to resurrect an old plan to steal the jewels from the Tutankhamen exhibit at the Cairo Museum but there are unexpected problems when he tries to abscond after the robbery.

Cast and crew: Wolf Rilla, W. R. Burnett, George Sanders, Richard Johnson, Faten Hamama, John Meillon, Ahmed Mazhar, Eric Pohlmann, Walter Rilla, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Salah Nazmi, Shouweikar, Mona, Abdel Khalek Saleh, Said Abu Bakr, Salah Mansour, Mohamed El Sayed, Youssef Chaban, Ezzat El Alaili, Mohamed Abdel Rahman, Nahed Sabri, Aziza Hassan



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Branded a Coward (1935) - (Johnny Mack Brown) Spanish rerelease one-sheet

Branded a Coward (1935) - (Johnny Mack Brown) undated Spanish rerelease one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish one-sheet poster printed in Valencia Spain to promote an undated rerelease of the 1935 Sam Newfeld film Branded a Coward based on a story by Richard Martinsen adapted by Earle Snell and starring Johnny Mack Brown as Johnny Hume. Plot summary: As a young boy Johnny Hume witnesses the slaughter of his mother, father and brother by a gang of killers. This leaves him paryalyzed with fear as an adult when actual gunfights occur, although he is an expert rider and marksman. At one point he redeems himself by preventing a holdup when a stagecoach is attacked by a gang of highwaymen; he is later offered a job as marshal of Lawless Arizona because of his heroic gunplay. He decides to take the job after learning that the gang that attacked the stage was the same one that had killed his family when he was a child. During this time he also wins the heart of Ethel Carson [Billie Seward], who had been one of the stagecoach passengers.

Cast and crew: Richard Martinsen, Earle Snell, Syd Saylor, Billie Seward, Johnny Mack Brown, Sam Newfield, Lloyd Ingraham, Lee Shunway, Roger Williams I, Frank McCarroll, Yakima Canutt, Mickey Rentscheler, Rex Downing



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The Boys from Brazil (1978) - (Gregory Peck) US one-sheet

The Boys from Brazil (1978) - (Gregory Peck) US one-sheet

This is a US 27" x 41" one-sheet poster for the 1978 Franklin J. Schaffner film The Boys from Brazil based on the novel by Ira Levin, screenplay by Heywood Gould and starring Gregory Peck as Dr. Josef Mengele. Plot summary: This film is a science fiction account of the appearance and activity of 94 Adolf Hitler clones (the boys from Brazil) created in Europe by the infamous Auschwitz doctor, Dr. Josef Mengele. The existence of these clones is unknown until a young Nazi hunter named Barry Kohler [Steve Guttenberg) in Paraguay becomes aware of some of the activities of their creator and notifies Ezra Lieberman [Laurence Olivier], a Nazi hunter living in Vienna, who investigates further.

Cast and crew: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier,James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Franklin Schaffner, Martin Richards, Heywood Gould, Ira Levin, Uta Hagen, Steve Guttenberg, Denholm Elliott, Rosemary Harris, John Dehner, John Rubinstein, Anne Meara, Jeremy Black, Bruno Ganz, Walter Gotell, David Hurst



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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Boots Malone (1952) - (William Holden) Argentine one-sheet

Boots Malone (1952) - (William Holden) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet for the 1952 William Dieterle film Boots Malone based on a story by Milton Holmes and Harold Buchman and starring William Holden as Boots Malone. Plot summary: Boots Malone is a jockey's agent at horse races who is down on his luck. He buys a horse that has unrecognized promise, and his fortunes look brighter when he finds an eager young aspiring jockey named Tommy [Johnny Stewart]. However part of the craft Boots practices is fixing horse races; conflicts arise when the races he throws in exchange for pay from gangsters are inflicted on his young trainee, who only wants to win.

Cast and crew: Harold Buchman, William Holden, Johnny Stewart, Stanley Clements, Basil Ruysdael, Johnny Stewart, Milton Holmes, William Dieterle, Carl Benton Reid, Ralph Dumke, Ed Begley, Hugh Sanders, Harry Morgan, Ann Lee, Anthony Caruso, Billy Pearson



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Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Blue Lamp (1950) - (Jack Warner) Argentine one-sheet

The Blue Lamp (1950) - (Jack Warner) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1950 Basil Dearden film The Blue Lamp based on a screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke and starring Jack Warner as Constable George Dixon. The title refers to blue lamps that used to hang outside British police stations. Plot summary: This film, produced by Ealing Studios of London, depicts an encounter in July 1949 in the Paddington Green area of London between two police officers named George Dixon [Jack Warner] and Andy Mitchell [Jimmy Hanley] and two thieves named Tom Riley [Dirk Bogarde] and Spud [Patric Doonan] who plan a series of robberies with the help of Tom's girlfriend Diana Lewis [Peggy Evans]. When Tom Riley fatally shoots George Dixon during one of the robberies, many new implications and repercussions are added to the story. This is an early social realism film in which the lines between law-abiding citizens, law enforcement and criminal elements are still clearly drawn.

Cast and crew: T.E.B. Clarke, Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng, Basil Dearden, Bernard Lee, Peggy Evans, Patric Doonan, Bruce Seton, Meredith Edwards, Clive Morton, Frederick Piper, Dora Bryan, Gladys Henson, Tessie O'Shea



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Saturday, February 21, 2015

You're Never Too Young (1955) - (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis) US lobby card

You're Never Too Young (1955) - (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis) US lobby card

Pictured is an 11" x 14" #2 lobby card for the 1955 Norman Taurog film You're Never Too Young starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis based on story by Edward Childs Carpenter and Fanny Kilbourne, screenplay by Sidney Sheldon and starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as Bob Miles and Wilbur Hoolick. Plot summary: Wilbur Hoolick is an assistant barber at a hotel who is framed as the culprit in a robbery, but the frame job is botched and he is accidentally left in possession of the stolen goods. The robbers go after him to recover the lost take, but he disguises himself as a 12-year-old so he can get a half-price train ticket to get away from them. This film is a remake of Billy Wilder's first film The Major and the Minor (1937) in which Ginger Rogers plays the role played by Jerry Lewis in this one.

Cast and crew: Norman Taurog, Fanny Kilbourne, Edward Childs Carpenter, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Diana Lynn, Nina Foch, Raymond Burr, Mitzi McCall, Veda Ann Borg, Margery Maude, Romo Vincent, Nancy Kulp, Milton Frome, Tor Johnson



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Friday, February 20, 2015

Wyoming Mail (1950) - (Stephen McNally) US insert

Wyoming Mail (1950) - (Stephen McNally) US insert

This is a 14" x 36" US insert poster for the 1950 Riginald Le Borg film Wyoming Mail based on a story by Robert Hardy Andrews, screenplay by Harry Essex and Leonard Lee and starring Stephen McNally as Steve Davis. Plot summary: In the year 1869 the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West coast, which becomes a target for train robbers. Steve Davis, a prizefighter and a man experienced with intelligence work, is recruited by Associate Postmaster General George Armstrong [Dan Riss] to help fend off the robberies. To do this, Davis gets himself thrown into prison, breaks out and then infiltrates a gang of robbers.

Cast and crew: Reginald Le Borg, Robert Hardy Andrews, Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva, Ed Begley, Dan Riss, Armando Silvestre, Whit Bissell, James Arness, Richard Jaeckel, Frankie Darro, Felipe Turich, Richard Egan, Gene Evans, Frank Fenton



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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wells Fargo (R1950) - (Joel McCrae) US insert

Wells Fargo (R1950) - (Joel McCrea) US insert

This is a US 14" x 36" insert poster for a 1950 rerelease of the 1937 Frank Lloyd film Wells Fargo based on a story by Stuart N. Lake, screenplay by Paul Schofield, Gerald Geraghty and Frederick J. Jackson and starring Joel McCrea as Ramsay MacKay. Plot summary: As Ramsay MacKay is breaking into a new job in St. Louis with Henry Wells, he also develops a romantic interest in Justine Pryor (Frances Dee) in competition with another suitor named Talbot Carter [Johnny Mack Brown].The two eventually marry after MacKay is transferred to California, but when the Civil War breaks out their marriage comes under stress because MacKay is transporting gold from California to the Union Army, while Justine and her mother [Mary Nash] are ardent supporters of the Confederacy. Joel McCrae and Frances Dee were married in real life as well as on the screen.

Cast and crew: Joel McCrea, Bob Burns, Francis Dee, Lloyd Nelson, Henry O'Neill, Mary Nash, Rslph Morgan, Johnny Mack Brown, Porter Hall, Jack Clark, Clarence Kolb, Robert Cummings, Granville Bates, Harry Davenport, Frank Conroy, Frank Lloyd, Stuart N. Lake, Gerald Geraghty



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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1970) - (Robert Redford) US one-sheet

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1970) - (Robert Redford) US one-sheet

This is a US 27" x 41" one-sheet poster for the 1970 Abraham Polonsky film Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here based on the 1960 book of the same title by Harry W. Lawton with screenplay by Abraham Polonsky and starring Robert Redford as Deputy Sheriff Christopher Cooper. Plot summary: This film narrates an incident that took place in 1909. Willie Boy [Robert Blake] is a 28-year-old Chemehuevi-Paiute indian in southern California who has killed the father of his 14-year-old indian girlfriend Lola [Carlota Boniface, played by Katherine Ross] in self defense. Deputy Sheriff Cooper pursues them so he can charge Willie with murder.

Cast and crew: Abraham Polonsky, Harry Lawton, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark, Barry Sullivan, John Vernon, Charles Aidman, Charles McGraw, Shelly Novack, Robert Lipton, Lloyd Gough, Ned Romero, John Wheeler, Erik Holland, Garry Walberg

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Showdown at Abilene (1956) - (Jock Mahoney) US half-sheet

Showdown at Abiline (1956) - (Jock Mahoney) US half-sheet

This is a US 22" x 28" half-sheet poster using art by Reynold Brown to promote the 1956 Charles F. Haas film Showdown at Abilene based on story by Clarence Upson Young, screenplay by Berne Giler and starring Jock Mahoney as Jim Trask. Plot summary: Jim Trask was once sheriff of Abilene before fighting with the Confederacy in the civil war. When he returns to Abilene he discovers that most of the people he used to know think he has been killed. He also finds that most of the farmland around Abiline has been taken over by ranchers, who are still feuding bitterly with the farmers. His old friend Dave Mosely [Lyle Bettger] is planning to marry his former sweetheart Peggy Bigelow [Martha Hyer]. Dave, who has become prosperous by encouraging the cattle trade and now feels beleaguered by the angry farmers, persuades him to take back his old job as sheriff. Trask immediately begins enforcing a local law requiring that firearms be turned in while in Abilene.

Cast and crew: Jock Mahoney, Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger, David Janssen, Grant Williams, Ted de Corsia, Charles F. Haas, Howard Christie, Harry Harvey, Dayton Lummis, Richard H. Cutting, Rogert G. Anderson, John Maxwell, Lane Bradford, Reynold Brown



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Monday, February 16, 2015

Santa Fe Pssage (1955) - (John Payne) US title card

Santa Fe Passage (1955) - (John Payne) US title card

This is an 11" x 14" US title card for the 1955 William Witney film Santa Fe Passage based on a screenplay by Lillie Hayward and Heck Allen and starring John Payne as Kirby Randolph. Plot summary: Kirby Randolph is a scout and wagon train guide who has been ostracized and is having difficulty finding work because a wagon train he was guiding was massacred by a Kiowa band led by Chief Satank [George Keymas]. Randolph hates all indians. He finds a new job with a train led by Jess Griswold [Rod Cameron] and manages to redeem himself by saving it from a wild horse stampede instigated by Chief Satank. Tension appears between Randolph and Griswold over Griswold's intended wife Aurelie St. Clair [Faith Domergue]. These tensions increase when Jess tells Kirby Aurelie is half indian.

Cast and crew: William Witney, Lillie Hayward, Heck Allen, John Payne, Faith Domergue, Rod Cameron, Slim Pickens, Irene Tedrow, George Keymas, Leo Gordon, Anthony Caruso



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Rome against Rome (1964) - (John Drew Barrymore) Italian busta

Rome against Rome (1964) - (John Drew Barrymore) Italian Busta

This is an 18" x 26" Italian busta poster for the 1964 Giuseppe Vari film Rome against Rome AKA War of the Zombies AKA Night Star: Goddess of Electra with original Italian title Roma contro Roma, based on a story by Ferruccio De Martino and Massimo De Reta and starring John Drew Barrymore as Aderbad. Plot summary: This is a peplum fantasy horror epic about zombie civil war in the Roman Empire. A band of renegades steals the treasure of Sarmatia from Rome and the centurion Gaius [Ettore Manni] is sent to recover it. The rebel leader Aderbad invokes the evil powers of the Goddess of Electra to mobilize dead Roman soldiers as zombie warriors against the Roman army. This busta shows a blinded Aderbad leaning over the body of Tulia [Susy Andersen] after killing her.

Cast and crew: John Drew Barrymore, Giuseppe Vari, Ferruccio De Martino, Massimo De Rita, Susy Anderson, Ettore Mani, Ida Galli, Mino Doro, Ivano Staccioli, Philippe Hersent, Andrea Checchi, Liva Contardi, Mathilda Calnan, Rosy Zichel, Antonio Corevi, Giulio Maculani



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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Rails into Laramie (1954) - (John Payne) US insert

Rails into Laramie (1954) - (John Payne) US insert

This is a 14" x 36" US insert poster for the 1954 Jesse Hibbs film Rails into Laramie based on a story by D. D. Beauchamp and Joseph Hoffman and starring John Payne as Jefferson Hareder. Plot summary: Sergeant Jefferson Harder receives an unexpected promotion to captain and is sent to Laramie by his commanding officer General Augur [Stephen Chase] to find out out why the railroad construction has stopped, delaying completion of the transcontinental railroad. Harder finds a town so spoiled by gambling and drinking that the population is too corrupt and undisciplined to build the railroad; he proceeds to shut down the bars and fire the ineffective managers and workers. This leads to an armed and legal clash with Jim Shanessy [Dan Duryea], the local saloon owner and kingpin who is behind all the malfunctions. The first all-women jury in the US convened in Laramie with Shanessy's business partner Lou Carter [Mari Blanchard] serving as forewoman to bring justice for the murder of Marshal Orrie Summers [James Griffith], done on Shanessy's orders by Con Winton [Lee Van Cleef].

Cast and crew: Jesse Hibbs, D.D.Beauchamp, Jospeh Hoffman, John Payne, Mari Blanchard, Dan Duryea, Rex Allen, Joyce Mackenzie, Barton MacLane, Ralph Dumke, Harry Shannon, James Griffith, Lee Van Cleef, Myron Healey, Douglas Kennedy, George Chandler, Alexander Campbell, Charles Horvath, Alden Stephen



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Rawhide (R1956) - (Tyrone Power) US title card

Rawhide (R1956) - (Tyrone Power) US title card

Pictured is a US 11" x 14" title card for a 1956 rerelease of the 1951 Henry Hathaway film Rawhide based on a story by Dudley Nichols and starring Tyrone Power as Tom Owens and Susan Hayward as Vinnie Holt. Plot summary: Rawhide is a desert stagecoach stop where Vinnie Holt finds herself and her niece stranded with the assistant stationmaster Tom Owens after stationmaster Sam Todd [Edgar Buchanan] has been killed by a fugitive murderer named Rafe Zimmerman [Hugh Marlowe] and his three henchmen. Tension runs high while the outlaws wait with their hostages for the next stage so they can rob it, but events take an unexpected turn. Jack Elam is especially good in this film in his role as the deranged outlaw Tevis, who takes an unhealthy interest in Vinnie.

Cast and crew: Henry Hathaway, Dudley Nichols, Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger, Edgar Buchanan, Jack Elam, George Tobias, Jeff Corey, James Millican, Louis Jean Heydt, William Haade, Milton R. Corey Sr., Kenneth Tobey, Dan White, Max Terhune



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Queen of the Pirates (1961) - (Gianna Maria Canale) US insert

Queen of the Pirates (1961) - (Gianna Maria Canale) US insert

This is a US 14" x 36" insert poster for the 1960 Mario Costa film Queen of the Pirates based on a story by John Byrne and Kurt Nachmann and starring Gianna Maria Canale as Sandra. Plot summary: This film is a tale of 16th century Italy set on the Adriatic coast. Sandra, the daughter of a naval officer, is sold into slavery in the Middle East along with her father Captain Mirko [Jose Jaspe]. When the daughter escapes with her father's help she becomes queen of the Adriatic pirates. The original Italian title is La Venere del pirati.

Cast and crew: Mario Costa, John Byrne, Kurt Nachmann, Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato, Scillla Gabel, Livio Lorenzon, Paul Muller, Moira Orfel, Jose Jaspe, Giustino Durano, Andrea Aureli, Franco Fantasia, Nando Tamberlani, Giulio Battiferri, Luigi Marturano, Gianni Solaro, Annamaria Mustari



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Jafar Panahi, Iranian Dissident Film

Jafar Panahi just won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his film Taxi, although he is not allowed to leave Iran.


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Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Pride of St. Louis (1952) - (Dan Dailey) US title card

The Pride of St. Louis (1952) - (Dan Dailey) US title card

This is an 11" x 14" US title card for the 1952 Harmon Jones film The Pride of St. Louis based on story by Guy Trosper, screenplay by Herman J. Mankiewicz and starring Dan Dailey as Dizzy Dean. Plot summary: This film tells the story of the life and and broaadcasting career of Jerome Herman "Dizzy" Dean (1910-1974), pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs in the 1930s and 1940s and television sports commentator in the years after foot and arm injuries ended his baseball career. A major part of the film covers Dean's relationship with his wife Patricia Nash [Joanne Dru]. In 1999 The Sporting News listed Dean as one of the 100 greatest baseball players.

Cast and crew: Harmon Jones, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Guy Trosper, Dan Dailey, Joanne Dru, Richard Hylton, Richard Crenna, Hugh Sanders, Dizzy Dean, Hugh Sanders, James Brown, Leo Cleary, Jerome Herman Dean



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Friday, February 13, 2015

One-eyed Jacks (1961) - (Marlon Brando) US one-sheet Mexican three-sheet

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - (Marlon Brando) Mexican three-sheet



One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - (Marlon Brando) US one-sheet



Pictured above are a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster and a 41" x 81" three-piece Mexican three-sheet poster for the 1961 Marlon Brando film One-Eyed Jacks based on the Charles Neider novel The Authentic Death of Hendry Jones with screenplay by Guy Trosper and Calder Willingham and starring Marlon Brando as Rio. Plot summary: In Sonora Mexico in 1880 Rio and his partner Dad Longworth [Karl Malden] rob a bank of two bags of gold, but during their attempted escape Dad betrays Rio and leaves him to be captured and imprisoned. Rio spends five years in a prison in Sonora. After his release he finds that his former pal Longworth has become sheriff of Monterey; their conflicts resume, initially behind a thin veneer of cordiality and then much more openly. This is the only film directed by Marlon Brando; it is considered a precursor for Sergio Leone's spaghetti Westerns a few years later, where audiences learned for the first time to identify with the "bad guys" in Western movies.

Cast and crew: Marlon Brando, Karl Malen, Pina Pellicer, Katy Jurado, Ben Johnson, Larry Duran, Sam Gilman, Timothy Carey, Miriam Colon, Elisha Cook Jr., Rudolfo Acosta, Joan Petrone, Tom Webb, Ray Teal, John Dierkes



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