Monday, April 6, 2015

Flight from Ashiya (1964) - (Yul Brynner) US one-sheet

Flight from Ashiya (1964) - (Yul Brynner) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster designed by Frank McCarthy for the 1964 Michael Anderson film Flight from Ashiya based on a novel by Elliott Arnold, screenplay by Elliott Arnold and Waldo Salt and starring Yul Brynner as Master Sergeant Mike Takashima. Plot summary: This film juxtaposes the solemn and altruistic vow of the US Air Force Air Rescue Service with the inner conflicts and prejudices of three of its members flying aboard a Grumman HU-16 Albatross out of Ashiya Air Base in Japan when confronted with a real-world rescue mission to save some Japanese shipwreck victims off the coast of Japan while the storm that sank their ship is still raging.

Cast and crew: Michael Anderson, Elliott Arnold, Frank McCarthy, Waldo Salt, Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight, Daniele Gaubert, Eiko Taki, Joe Di Reda, Mitsuhiro Sugiyama, E.S. Ince, Andrew Hughes, William Ross, June Shelley

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