Monday, March 30, 2015

The Devil's Brother (ND) - (Laurel and Hardy) Belgian rerelease poster

The Devil's Brother (ND) - (Laurel and Hardy) Belgian poster

This is an undated 14" x 21" Belgian poster for the 1933 Hal Roach and Charley Rogers film The Devil's Brother based on an adaptation by Jeanie Macpherson and starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy as Stanlio and Ollio. The boys are robbed on their life savings, then fail when they try to rob the notorious bandit Fra Diavolo [Dennis King], who first resolves to kill them, then takes them on as his personal servants. In that capacity they carry him in a sedan chair disguised as the Marquis de San Marco and he attempts to rob Lord Rocburg [James Finlayson], but things don't go well.

Cast and crew: Hal Roach, Charley Rogers, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Dennis King, Thelma Todd, Jeanie Macpherson, James Finlayson, Lucile Browne, Arthur Pierson, Henry Armetta, Matt McHugh, Lane Chandler, Nina Qartero, Wilfred Lucas, James C. Morton



Χοντρός κα\ ι Λιγνός / The Devils Brother (1933) by myfilm-gr

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The Devil's Partner (1961) - (Edwin Nelson) US one-sheet

The Devil's Partner (1961) - (Edwin Nelson) US one-sheet

This s 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1961 Charles R. Rondeau film The Devil's Partner based on a story by Stanley Clements and Laura Jean Mathews and starring Ed Nelson as both Nick Richards and Pete Jensen. This film was made in 1958 but was not released until 1961 when it came out as a double feature with Creature from the Haunted Sea, released by the Roger and Gene Corman Filmgroup. Plot summary: In the town of Furnace Flats, an old man named Pete Jensen dies soon after performing an act of sorcery in his cabin. Immediately thereafter Nick Richards comes to town on s bus, claiming Pete, who had not been liked by the people of Furnace Flats, was his uncle. The sheriff [Spencer Carlisle] tells him about Pete's death. Nick decides to move into his uncle's cabin and remain in Furnace Flats, where he himself starts doing sorcery, appearing in the guise of local livestock and wildlife to do malicious acts of vengeance against some of his late uncle's former neighbors. In one scene, a man buys 6.5 gallons of gasoline for $2.30!

Cast and crew: Stanley Clements, Laura Jean Mathews, Jean Allison, Edwin Nelson, Hugh M. Hooker, Charles R. Rondeau, Hugh Hooker, Richard Dixon, Daniel Haller, Howard Epstein, Edward Cronjager, Ronald Stein, Robert Eaton, Richard Crane, Spencer Carlisle, Byron Foulger, Claire Carleton, Brian O'Hara, Harry Fleer, Joe Hooker



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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Last in, First Out [L'ordre et la sécurité du monde] (1978) - (Bruno Cremer) Polish one-sheet

Last In, First Out [L'ordre et la sécurité du monde] (1978) - (Bruno Cremer) Polish one-sheet

This is a 26" x 37" Polish poster designed by Marak Ploza Dolinsiki to promote the 1978 Claude d'Anna film Last In, First Out (originally L'ordre et la sécurité du monde) based on screenplay by Cluade d'Anna and Marie-Francoise Bonin, English screenplay by Gustave Reininger and starring Bruno Cremer as Lucas Richter. Plot summary: This is a film about a woman on a train who attracts the attention of the KGB and the CIA, both of whom think she's a spy.

Cast and crew: Claude d'Anna, Marak Ploza Dolinsiki, Mari-Francoise Bonin, Bruno Cremer, Donald Pleasence, Laure Dechasnel, Dennis Hopper, Joseph Cotten, Gabriele Ferzetti, Michel Bouquet, Pierre Santini, Henri Serre, Baaron, Gerard Essomba, Robert Darmel, Georges Montillier, Vernon Dobtcheff, Alain Flick



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Friday, March 27, 2015

Godzilla vs. Gigan (R1973) - (dir: Jun Fukuda) Italian two-sheet

Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) - (dir: Jun Fukuda) Italian two-sheet

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster for a 1973 Italian rerelease of the 1972 Jun Fukuda film Godzilla vs. Gigan AKA Godzilla on Monster Island (the name of the film for its 1978 US release) based on a story by Takeshi Kimura and starring Hiroshi Ishikawa as Gengo Kotaka. The poster incorrectly says this film was directed by Ishiro Honda. Plot summary: While working at World Children's Land as a Manga cartoonist, Gengo Kotaka unexpectedly discovers a plan by giant insectoid aliens from a dying planet to colonize the earth. The plan's first step is to wipe out human civilization with the aid of the space monsters Gigan and King Ghidorah. When Gengo and his friends play the plan's action signal, Godzilla and Anguirus hear it. Realizing something is amiss, Godzilla sends Anguirus to Tokyo to investigate, but Japanese defensive forces do not realize his friendly intentions and drive him away. When Godzilla returns to Tokyo with Anguirus, they have to fight Gigan and King Ghidorah to save the earth.

Cast and crew: Jan Fukuda, Takeshi Kimura, Shi'ichi Sekizawa, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuriko Hishimi, Minoru Takashima, Tomoko Umeda, Toshiaki Nishizawa, Zan Fujita, Kunio Murai, Gen Shimizu, Zeko Nakamura, Kuniko Ashihara, Akio Murata, Noritake Saito, Yasuhiko Saijo, Naoya Kusakawa, Wataru Omae



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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Deep Blue Sea (Kenneth More) - (1955) Argentine one-sheet

Deep Blue Sea (1955) - (Vivien Leigh) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet for the 1955 Anatole Litvak film The Deep Blue Sea based on play and screenplay by Terence Rattigan and starring Vivien Leigh as Hester Collyer and Kenneth More as Freddie Page. The design of this Argentine poster is derived directly from that of the US one-sheet, shown in the Wikipedia article about this film. Plot summary: Hester Collyer, who is not happy in her lackluster marriage, succumbs to the amorous advances of a dashing test pilot named Freddie Page. The two of them have an opportunity to spend time together when Hester's husband Judge William Collyer [Emlyn Williams] goes away for a month. Page is soon deeply conflicted because of the problems with his relationship with another man's wife. Off the screen, Kenneth More was also reportedly unhappy with the casting of Leigh because he felt she was wrong for the role. Despite these problems, for his work in this film More won the Venice Film Festival's Volpi Cup for best actor.

Cast and crew: Vivien Leigh, Kenneth More, Eric Portman, Emlyn Williams, Anatole Litvak, Moira Lister, Arthur Hill, Dandy Nichols, Jimmy Hanley, Miriam Karlin, Heather Thatcher, Bill Shine, Brian Oulton, Sidney James, Alec McCowen, Gibb McLaughlin



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Prison Camp Girls (1983) - (Udo Kier) Egyptian and Italian Posters

Prison Camp Girls (1983) - (Udo Kier) Egyptian one-sheet



Prison Camp Girls (1983) - (Udo Kier) Italian one-sheet



Pictured above are a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster and a 26.5" x 38.5" Italian poster for the 1983 Kurt Raab film Prison Camp Girls AKA Escape from Blood Plantation, Island of the Bloody Plantation and Jailed for Love with the original German title Die Insel der blutigen Plantage. The Egyptian poster is a 1987 rerelease using art by Mohammad Abdel Ghani, printed by Al-Qods Printers in Cairo's Bulaq District and distributed by the Arabic Films Company on Abdel Khaleq Tharwat Street. Both posters are based on the same design but the Egyptian poster adds a painted image of a still and the inset in the Italian poster is a picture of Udo Kier. The film is based on a story by director Kurt Raab and stars Udo Kier as Hermano. Plot summary: At a women's prison camp in the South Pacific the inmates are systematically raped, tortured and abused, but a guard falls in love with one of them and allies himself with the cause of the prisoners.

Cast and crew: Udo Kier, Barbara Valentin, Tet Antiquiera, Karlo-Otto Alberty, Karen Lopez, Karl-Otto Alberty, Kurt Raab, Hans Zander, Karina Fallenstein, Mike Monty, Rosemarie Sarita, Peter Kern, Fouad Mediouni-Zaoudi, Ronald Buenaventura



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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gator Bait (1974) - (Claudia Jennings) American and Egyptian posters

Gator Bait (1974) - (Claudia Jennings) US 40x60



Gator Bait (R1984) - (Claudia Jennings) Egyptian one-sheet



Pictured above are a US 40" x 60" poster and an Egyptian 27" x 39" one-sheet R1984 poster using art by Anise to promote the 1974 Beverly and Ferd Sebastian film Gator Bait based on story and screenplay by Beverly Sebastian and starring Claudia Jennings as Desiree Thibodeau. Plot summary: Desiree is a poacher living deep in the Louisiana swamps. Two deputies catch her in the act and give chase, hoping to extract sexual favors but one of them accidentally shoots the other and then blames Desiree when he goes home. The sheriff and his deputies go to Desiree's family home in the forest demanding information about her whereabouts but end up killing her sister Julie [Janit Baldwin] instead. An enraged Desiree and her mute little brother silently follow the intruders moving among the trees, turning the remainder of the sheriff's swamp excursion into a living hell.

Cast and crew: Beverly Sebastian, Ferd Sebastian, Claudia Jennings, Sam Gilman, Douglas Dirkson, Clyde Ventura, Bill Thurman, Don Baldwin, Janit Baldwin, Tracy Sebastian



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Deathsport (1978) - (David Carradine) busta and one-sheet posters

Deathsport (1978) - (John Carradine) Italian fotobusta



Deathsport (1978) - (David Carradine) US Advance one-sheet



Pictured above are a US 27" x 41" advance one-sheet and an Italian 18" x 26.5" fotobusta for the 1978 Roger Corman film Deathsport based on a story by Frances Doel, screenplay by Nicholas Niciphor and starring David Carradine as Kaz Oshay. Both posters are by unknown designers. Plot summary: This film was the sequel to the 1975 Death Race 2000, but it did not do as well at the box office. In a scenario set in the distant future, a city state called Helix is planning war against Tritan, another city state. They intend to use a new weapon they call Death Machines, or laser-equipped dirt bikes. Deathsport is the new version of the death penalty in Helix. This game has replaced such events as the Olympics and the Superbowl; in it convicted criminals fight to the death for their freedom. Lord Zirpola of Helix [David McClean] captures the notorious desert ranger Kaz Oshay for a fight to the death in one of the Deathsport matches.

Cast and crew: Roger Corman, Frances Doel, Donald Stewart, Allan Arkush, Nicholas Niciphor, Frances Doel, David Carradine, Valerie Rae Clark, H. B. Haggerty, Claudia Jennings, Richard Lynch, William Smithers, Will Walker, David McClean, Jesse Vint, John Himes, Jim Galante, Pete Cooper, Brenda Venus, Gene Hartline, Chris Howell, Valerie Rae Clark



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Monday, March 23, 2015

Danger!! Death Ray (1967) - (Gordon Scott) Belgian poster

Danger!! Death Ray (1967) - (Gordon Scott) Belgian poster

This is a 14" x 20.5" Belgian poster for the 1967 Frank G. Carroll film Danger!! Death Ray based on story and screenplay by Juan Antonio Cabezas and starring Gordon Scott as Bart Fargo. Plot summary: This is an Italian Eurospy film. A scientist named Jean Carl Michael [Tullio Altamura] has invented a death ray, which he says is for peaceful purposes. A group of enemy agents pretending to be NATO officials steal the device and kidnap him while he is demonstrating it to some real NATO representatives. Just as he is about to go on vacation, agent Bart Fargo gets the job of retrieving the death ray and rescuing the scientist. On a lead, he goes to Madrid in search of the organization that may be behind the theft. As if there were any need for it, this film gives us lots of reasons for appreciating those early James Bond films. Gordon Scott was great as Tarzan and Hercules, but he doesn't pull it off as a secret agent.

Cast and crew: Gordon Scott, Delfi Mauro, Ted Carter, Gianfranco Baldanello, Dick Arthur, Nello Pazzafini, Alberto Dalbes, Silvia Solar, Massimo Righi, Rosemary Herbert, Tullio Altamura, Rosella Bergamonti, Carlos Hurtado, Tina Di Pietro, Fernando Rubio, Julio St. Cruz, Valentino Macchi, Giulio Maculani



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Death Race 2000 (1975) - (David Carradine) Turkish one-sheet

Death Race 2000 (1975) - (David Carradine) Turkish one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 39" Turkish one-sheet poster for the 1975 Paul Bartel film Death Race 2000 based on a story by Ib Melchior, screenplay by Robert Thom and Charles Griffith and starring David Carradine as Frankenstein. Plot summary: This is a dystopian science fiction sports film set in the year 2000 with a government-sponsored road race where the participants use cars that have drivers and navigators and score points by killing pedestrians, with the point values set according to age and sex. All pedestrians are valid targets, including race officials and a driver's mechanics. Frankenstein has lost most of his jaw, his nose, his right and left eyes and most of his cranium. He wears a leather hood and his head is held together with patches of plastic and steel plates. A resistance group led by Thomasina Paine [Harriet Medin] seeks to sabotage the race, kill most of the drivers and take Frankenstein hostage. She is aided in this by her great granddaughter Annie [Simone Griffeth], who is also Frankenstein's navigator.

Cast and crew: Sylvester Stallone, David Carradine, Robert Thom, Paul Bartel, Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior, Simone Griffeth, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove, Louisa Moritz, Don Steele, Joyce Jameson, Carle Bensen, Sandy McCallum, Paul L. Ehrmann, Harriet Medin, Vince Trankina, Bill Morey



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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Death Hunt (1981) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

Death Hunt (1981) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

This is a US 27" x 40" one-sheet poster for the 1981 Peter R. Hunt film Death Hunt based on a fictionalized account by Michael Grais and Mark Victor and starring Charles Bronson as Albert Johnson and Lee Marvin as Sergeant Edgar Millen. Plot summary: The film tells with significant deviance from the facts the true story of Albert Johnson, who was known as the Mad Trapper of Rat River. In 1931, Albert Johnson is a reclusive trapper in the Yukon Territory who witnesses an organized dogfight during one of his trips to town. When one of the dogs, a white German Shepherd named Sitka, is severely injured, Johnson takes the dog by force and pays its owner Hazel [Ed Lauter] $200. Hazel claims his dog has been stolen and leads some friends to Johnson's isolated cabin. A shootout ensues in which Sitka and one of Hazel's men named Jimmy Tom [Denis Lacroix] are killed. Johnson is accused of murder and Sergeant Millen goes after him with a posse.

Cast and crew: Charles Bronson, Peter R. Hunt, Lee Marvin, Andrew Stevens, Carl Weathers, Ed Lauter, Scott Hylands, Angie Dickinson, Henry Beckman, William Sanderson, Jon Cedar, James O'Connell, Len Lesser, Richard Davalos, Maury Chaykin, August Schellenberg



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Deadly Blessing (1981) - (dir: Wes Craven) US one-sheet

Deadly Blessing (1981) - (dir: Wes Craven) US one-sheet

This is a US 27" x 41" one-sheet poster for the 1981 Wes Craven film Deadly Blessing based on a story by Glenn M. Benest and Matthew Barr and starring Sharon Stone as Lana Marcus. Plot summary: When a Hittite farmer named Jim Schmidt [Douglas Barr] dies in a mysterious nocturnal tractor accident his widow Martha [Maren Jensen] is left to contend with a superstitious, sometimes violent Hittite community who view her as an evil "incubus" figure, leading to tense scenes with spiders, snakes, spooky barns and homicidal telepathic jealousy!

Cast and crew: Maren Jensen, Susan Buckner, Sharon Stone, Jeff East, Lisa Hartman, Lois Nettleton, Ernest Borgnine, Wes Craven, Douglas Barr



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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) - (Steve Martin) US one-sheet

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) - (Steve Martin) US one-sheet

This is a US 27" x 40' one-sheet poster for the 1982 Carl Reiner film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid based on a story by Carl Reiner, George Gipe and Steve Martin and starring Steve Martin as private investigator Rigby Reardon. Plot summary: The dialogue and events of the film are assembled in a collage to make a new story from 18 vintage noir films, to which it both pays tribute and spoof. With the help of Phillip Marlowe [Humphrey Bogart] Reardon investigates the cause of the mysterious auto crash that has killed John Hay Forrest [George Gaynes]; he is hired to do this by Forrest's daughter Juliet [Rachel Ward], with whom he also falls in love. Rigby's affection for Rachel threatens to derail his professional objectivity as a criminal plot slowly emerges to destroy the world with deadly cheese mold.

Csst and crew: Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, George Gipe, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Barbara Stanwyck, Ray Milland, George Gaynes, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, Bette Davis, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold



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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Day and the Hour (1963) - (Simone Signoret) US one-sheet

The Day and the Hour (1963) - (Simone Signoret) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1963 Rene Clement film The Day and the Hour based on a screenplay by Rene Clement and Roger Vailland and starring Simone Signoret as Therese Dutheil. Plot summary: In the Spring of 1944 Therese is in a rush to get back to Paris after visiting her father's grave in a rual area and collecting some food. The Germans in the area are looking for the pilots of some British and American aircraft that have been shot down. When Therese hitches a ride on a truck carrying some goats, she discovers the pilots are hiding in the back with the goats. She decides to help them board a train for Paris where they can find refuge in a safe house, but the safe house is unable to accommodate the American.

Cast and crew: Rene Clement, Roger Vailland, Simone Signoret, Stuart Whitman, Genevieve Page, Michel Piccoli, Reggie Nalder, Billy Kearn



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David and Goliath (R1980) - (Orson Welles) Spanish one-sheet

David and Goliath (R1980) - (Orson Welles) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish one-sheet poster designed by Mauro Mistiano to promote a 1980 rerelease of the 1960 Ferdinando Baldi and Richard Pottier film David and Goliath based on a screenplay by Umberto Scarpelli and Gino Mangini and starring Orson Welles as King Saul. Plot summary: This film tells in Old Testament English the Biblical story from the Book of Samuel of the war between the Philistines and the Israelites in 11th Century B.C. and the divinely ordained rise to the Israelite throne of the shepherd boy David [Ivica Pajer] after he kills Goliath [Aldo Pedinotti].

Cast and crew: Ferdinando Baldi, Richard Pottier, Mauro Mistiano, Orson Welles, Richard Pottier, Gino Mangini, Ambrogio Molteni, Elonora Rossi Drago, Ivica Pajer, Giulia Rubini, Pierre Cressoy



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Daniel Boone, Trailblazer (1956) - (Bruce Bennett) Argentine one-sheet

Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer (1956) - (Bruce Bennett) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1956 Albert C. Gannaway and Ismael Rodriguez film Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer based on screenplay by Tom Hubbard and John Patrick and starring Bruce Bennett as Daniel Boone. Plot summary: In 1775 during the American War of Independence Shawnee indians are besieging the fort in Boonesborough Kentucky because they believe Boone and other settlers are there to kill them and steal their land. The film depicts the fight for survival by Boone and his family after talks fail with the Shawnee. These trailblazer fighters and their families are also crooners who occasionally interrupt their rugged frontier routines to render heroic ballads.

Cast and crew: Lon Chaney Jr. Bruce Bennett, Faron Young, Kem Dibbs, Damian O'Flynn, Jacqueline Evans, Albert C. Gannaway, Nancy Rodman, Freddy Fernandez, Carol Kelly, Eduardo Noriega, Fred Kohler Jr., Gordon Mills, Claudio Brook, Joe Ainley, Lee Morgan



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