Monday, August 31, 2015

The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977) - (Bradford Dillman) US one-sheet

The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977) - (Bradford Dillman) US one-sheet

Pictured is a US one-sheet promotional poster for the 1977 James L. Conway film The Lincoln Conspiracy based on a book by Charles E. Selier Jr., David Balsiger and Jonathan Coppler and starring Bradford Dillman as John Wilkes Booth. Plot summary: This film presents an elaborate alternative theory about the forces behind the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Cast and crew: James L. Conway, David Balsiger, Jonathan Cobbler, Charles E. Sellier Jr., Bradford Dillman, John Dehner, John Anderson, Robert Middleton, James Green, Whit Bissell, Christopher Allport, A. J. Andre, Bruce Atkins, Charlie Briggs, Paul Brown, Howard Brunner, Fred Bruch, Dick Callinan, John Cooler



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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Limelight (1952) - (Charles Chaplin) Argentine one-sheet

Limelight (1952) - (Charles Chapline) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet for the 1952 Charles Chaplin film Limelight written by Charles Chaplin and starring Charles Chaplin as Calvero. Plot summary: In 1914 on the eve of World War I a formerly famous stage clown named Calvero saves a young dancer named Terry Ambrose [Claire Bloom] from suicide. After doing so he helps her regain her confidence and start dancing again, but is unable to restart his own career. Calvero leaves home to take up the life of a street entertainer but is eventually summoned back to the stage to do a benefit performance when Terry has become star of her own show.

Cast and crew: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Sydney Chaplin, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Norman Lloyd, Marjorie Bennet, Andre Eglevsky, Melissa Hayden, Geraldine Chaplin, Josephine Chaplin, Charles Chaplin Jr., Snub Pollard, Michael Chaplin, Oona O'Neil



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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Love and Bullets (1979) - (Charles Bronson) Egyptian one-sheet

Love and Bullets (1979) - (Charles Bronson) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster designed by Moaty for the 1979 Stuart Rosenberg film Love and Bullets based on a screenplay by Wendell Mayes and John Melson and starring Charles Bronson as Police Officer Charlie Congers. Plot summary: Jackie Pruit [Jill Ireland] is the object of both love and bullets as she is caught in the middle during Charlie Congers's pursuit of mob boss Joe Bomposa [Rod Steiger].

Cast and crew: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Rod Steiger, Henry Silva, Strother Martin, Stuart Rosenberg I, John Huston, Wendell Mayes, John Melson, Bradford Dillman, Michael V. Gazzo, Paul Koslo, Val Avery, Sam Chew Jr., Billy Gray, Jerome Thor, Joseph Roman, Albert Salmi, John Hallam





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Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (Clayton Moore) - (1958) Argentine one-sheet

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958) - (Clayton Moore) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1958 Lesley Selander film The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold written by Eric Freiwald and Robert Schaefer and starring Clayton Moore as the Lone Ranger. Plot summary: The Lone Ranger believes laws have been written for all men, including indians, and he resolves to bring to justice a gang that has killed three indians. The three murdered indians were each wearing one of five pieces of a silver plaque showing a map to a stash of gold. The bearers of the other two pieces of the plaque are now targets.

Cast end crew: Clayton Moore, Jay Silverheels, Lesley Selander, Sherman A. Harris, Douglas Kennedy, Charles Watts,Noreen Nash, Lisa Montell, Ralph Moody, Dean Fredericks, John Miljan, Maurice Jara, William Henry, Lane Bradford, Belle Mitchell



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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Son of Samson (1960) - (Mark Forest) Argentine one-sheet

Son of Samson (1960) - (Mark Forest) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1960 Carlo Campogalliani film Son of Samson AKA Maciste the Mighty based on a story by Oreste Biancoli and Ennio De Concini and starring Mark Forest as Maciste. Plot summary: While the Iranians were ruling Egypt (525-480 B.C.) Prince Kenamun [Angelo Zznolli] is disturbed by the hunger and miserable living conditions of the Egyptian people. His father Pharaoh Amirteo I [Carlo Tamberlani] decides to raise an army and fight the Iranians, but his wife Queen Smedes [Chelo Alonso], who is allied with the Iranian Grand Vazir, kills him before he has a chance to do it. After Kenamun accedes to the throne Smedes drugs him and he loses control of himself. Maciste then rises as leader of a popular revolt and frees Kenamu's beloved, Nofret, [Fedrica Ranchi] who is about to be sold as slave.

Cast and crew: Carlo Campogalliani, Oreste Biancoli, Ennio De Concini, Mark Forest, Chelo Alonso, Angelo Zanolli, Federica Ranchi, Carlo Tamberlani, Nino Musco, Zvonimir Rogoz, Ignazio Dolce, Andrea Fantasia, Petar Dobric, Vira Silenti, Ada Ruggeri



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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Magnificent Obsession (1954) - (Rock Hudson) Italian four-sheet

Magnificent Obsession (1954) - (Rock Hudson) Italian four-sheet

This is a 55" x 77" two-piece Italian four-sheet poster for the 1954 Douglas Sirk film Magnificent Obsession based on the 1929 book of the same title by Lloyd C. Dougles, screenplay by Wells Root, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman and Finley Peter Dunne and starring Rock Hudson as Bob Merrick. Plot summary: Bob Merrick is a spoiled playboy who has to be resuscitated using the only resuscitator available on a lake where he has recklessly lost control of his speedboat. During Merrick's resuscitation, Dr. Wayne Phillips has a heart attack and dies because the resuscitator is not available to save him. The doctors and nurses blame Merrick for inadvertently causing Dr. Phillips's death. Merrick lives in the shadow of this guilt and resolves to try to emulate the late Dr. Phillips in fulfillment of his legacy, but the first thing he does after making this resolution is to cause Dr. Phillips's widow Helen [Jane Wyman] to be blinded in a traffic accident. Merrick is in love with Helen and arranges for her to go to Europe for diagnosis by the world's best eye surgeons, who declare that she has no hope of recovery. Merrick later becomes an accomplished brain surgeon by applying Dr. Phillips's secret of success, as explained by his best friend Edward Randolph [Otto Kruger]. The application of this secret becomes Merrick's "magnificent obsession."

Cast and crew: Robert Blees, Wells Root, Victor Heerman, Sarah Y. Mason, Finley Peter Dunne, Rock Hudson, Douglas Sirk, Lloyd C. Douglas, Jane Wyman, Barbara Rush, Agnes Moorhead, Otto Kruger, Gregg Palmer, Paul Cavanagh, Sara Shane, Richard H. Cutting, Judy Nugent, Helen Kleeb, Rudolph Anders, Fred Nurney, John Mylong, Alexander Campbell



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Magnet of Doom (1963) - (Jean-Paul Belmondo) Danish one-sheet

Magnet of Doom (1963) - (Jean-Paul Belmondo) Danish one-sheet

This is a 23" x 24" Danish one-sheet poster for the 1963 Jean-Pierre Melville film Magnet of Doom AKA L'aine des Ferchaux based on the novel by Georges Simenon with screenplay by Jean-Pierre Melville and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as Michel Maudet. Plot summary: Michel Maudet, a boxer, is hired by Dieudonne Ferchaux as a personal secretary and bodyguard. Ferchaux is being sought by the French authorities for tax evasion so he is fleeing to America and taking his bodyguard with him. After reaching New York, the two set out on a cross-country drive to Venezuela with a fat case of currency notes. Fercheaux wants to go to Venezuela because he cannot be extradited from there. During that long trip a complex relationship unfolds.

Cast and crew: Jean-Pierre Melville, Georges Simenon, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon, Georges Simenon, Charles Vanel, Michele Mercier, Malvina Silberberg, Stefania Sandrelli, Barbara Sommers, E.F. Medard, Todd Martin, Andre Certes, Andrex, Jerry Mengo, Delia Kent, Ginger Hall, Maurice Auzel, Simone Darot



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Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Magic Christian (1969) - (Ringo Starr) Spanish one-sheet

The Magic Christian (1969) - (Ringo Starr) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish one-sheet poster for the 1969 Joseph McGrath film The Magic Christian based loosely on the 1959 novel of the same title by Terry Southern with screenplay by Terry Southern and Joseph McGrath and starring Ringo Starr as Youngman Grand. Plot summary: Sir Guy Grand [Peter Sellers] adopts a homeless derelict and names him Youngman Grand; he uses his wealth to finance a series of bizarre practical jokes intended to teach his adopted protege that everyone can be bought for a price.

Cast and crew: Caroline Blakiston, Wilifrid Hyde-White, Laurence Harvey, Ringo Starr, Peter Sellers, Raquel Welch, Richard Attenborough, Christopher Lee, Leonard Frey, Spike Milligan, Tom Boyle, Victor Maddern, Terence Alexander, Roman Polanski, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Joseph McGrath, Terry Southern, Badfinger, Paul McCartney



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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Fool's Gold (1947) - (William Boyd) Mexican rerelease one-sheet

Fool's Gold (1947) - (William Boyd) Mexican one-sheet

This is a 27" x 37" Mexican one-sheet poster for the 1947 george Archainbaud film Fool's Gold AKA Twin Buttes based on a screenplay by Doris Schroeder and starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy. Plot summary: Lieutenant Bruce Landy [Steve Barclay] has deserted the army to avoid facing a court martial after striking his commanding officer in a fit of temper. As a favor to his friend, who is Bruce's father Colonel Jed Landy [Forbes Murray], Hopalong Cassidy goes looking for Bruce in a place called Twin Buttes. Hoppy and his pals California Carlson [Andy Clyde] and Lucky Jenkins [Rand Brooks] then learn of another shady operation not far away where a gang is making copper bricks covered with a thin coating of gold.

Cast and crew: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Jane Randolph, Hopalong Cassidy, Doris Schroeder, Clarence E. Mulford, Robert Emmett Keane, Steve Barclay, Harry Cording, Earle Hodgins, Robert Bentley, William Davis, Forbes Murray, Glen B. Gallagher, Ben Corbett, Fred Toones



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A Man for All Seasons (1966) - (Paul Scofield) US AA one-sheet

A Man for all Seasons (1966) - (Paul Scofield) US AA one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US AA one-sheet for the 1966 Fred Zinneman film A Man for all Seasons based on play and screeenplay by Robert Bolt and starring Paul Scofield as Thomas More. The film won six academy awards and with sales of $28,350,000 was the fifth highest-grossing film in the US in 1966. Plot summary: In 1529 as a member of the Privy Council, Sir Thomas More refuses to go along with Cardinal Wolsey [Orson Welles], Lord Chancellor of England, in asking Pope Clement VII to annul King Henry VIII's [Robert Shaw] marriage to Catherine of Aragon; later, after becoming Lord Chancellor himself, Thomas More resigns rather than take an oath of supremacy declaring Henry VIII supreme head of the Church of England. The king wants his marriage anulled because Catherine is barren; he wishes to marry Anne Boleyn [Vanessa Redgrave] so there will be an heir to throne. More is imprisoned in the Tower of London for his refusal to take the oath. This was John Hurt's film debut, in the role of Richard Rich.

Orson Welles as Cardinal Wolsey speaking to Thomas More: "You're a constant regret to me Thomas. If you could just see facts flat on without that horrible moral squint, with a little common sense you could have made a statesman!"

Cast and crew: Fred Zinneman, Robert Bolt, Wendy Hiller, Paul Scofield, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt, Corin Redgrave, Colin Blakely, Cyril Luckham, Jack Gwillim, Thomas Heathcote, Yootha Joyce, Anthony Nicholls



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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A Man Called Horse (1970) - (Richard Harris) US one-sheet

A Man Called Horse (1970) - (Richard Harris) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster designed by Tom Jung to promote the 1970 Elliot Silverstein film A Man Called Horse based on a 1950 short story with the same title by Dorothy M. Johnson, screenplay by Jack DeWitt and starring Richard Harris as John Morgan. Plot summary: In 1825 John Morgan, an English aristocrat, is captured by the Sioux indians after an attack in which all the other members of his group are massacred. He is initially enslaved and ridiculed, then learns the ways of his captors and claims warrior status by killing two members of a neighboring Shoshone tribe.

Cast and crew: Richard Harris, Tom Jung, Dame Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Corinna Tsopei, Elliot Silverstein, Jack DeWitt, Dorothy M. Johnson, Manu Tupou,Corinna Tsopei, Dub Taylor, James Gammon, William Jordan, Eddie Little Sky, Michael Baseleon, Lina Marin, Tamara Garina, Terry Leonard, Iron Eyes Cody, Tom Tyon



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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A Man Alone (1955) - (Ray Milland) Danish one-sheet

A Man Alone (1955) - (Ray Milland) Danish one-sheet

This is a 23" x 33" Danish poster designed by K. Wenzel for the 1955 Ray Milland film A Man Alone based on a story by Mort Briskin, screenplay by John Tucker Battle and starring Ray Milland as Wes Steele. Plot summary: Wes Steele is stranded in the desert without a horse when he comes across a stagecoach whose passengers have all been murdered. When he rides into town on one of the surviving horses, in a chance encounter the ones responsible for the massacre and robbery accuse him of the crime. When they chase him he hides in a cellar, which he later learns is owned by Sheriff Gil Corrigan [Ward Bond], suffering from yellow fever. Corrigan's daughter Nadine [Mary Murphy] is caring for him while his house is under quarantine. When Nadine collapses from exhaustion Steele takes over the job of nursing the sheriff until he recovers. Corrigan later gives Steele a chance to escape a lynch mob.

Cast and crew: Ray Milland, K. Wenzel, Mort Briskin, John Tucker Battle, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr, Arthur Space, Lee Van Cleef, Alan Hale Jr., Douglas Spencer, Thomas Browne Henry, Grandon Rhodes, Martin Garralaga, Kim Spalding, Howard Negley



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Marco the Magnificent (1965) - (Horst Buchholz) US one-sheet

Marco the Magnificent (1965) - (Horst Buchholz) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1965 Denys de la Patelliere and Raoul J. Levy film Marco Polo the Magnificent AKA Marco the Magnificent written by Noel Howard, Raoul J. Levy, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Jacques Remy and Denys de la Patelliere and starring Horst Buchholz as Marco Polo. Plot summary: As a young man Marco Polo goes on a long odyssey to China as the Pope's emissary to help Kublai Khan [Anthony Quinn] fight Mongol rebels led by Prince Nayam [Robert Hossein], the Khan's own son. Marco introduces new technology to the Khan in the form of gunpowder.

Cast and crew: Denys de la Patelliere, Raoul J. Levy, Noel Howard, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Jacques Remy, Anthony Quinn, Elsa Martinelli, Omar Sharif, Horst Buchholz, Gregoire Aslan, Robert Hossein, Akim Tamiroff, Orson Welles, Massimo Girotti, Folco Lulli, Guido Alberti, Lynne Sue Moon, Bruno Cremer, Jacques Monod, Mica Orlovic



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Monday, August 10, 2015

Marat/Sade (1967) - (dir: Peter Brook) US one-sheet

Marat/Sade (1967) - (dir: Peter Brooks) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet for the 1967 Peter Brook film Marat/Sade based on a play by Peter Weiss and starring Patrick Magee as the Marquis de Sade. Plot summary: The setting is Charenton Insane Asylum just outside Paris on 13 July 1808, where the inmates are performing a play written by one of their own, the Marquis de Sade. The play recounts the time during the French revolution when the revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat [Ian Richardson] was assassinated by a peasant girl named Charlotte Corday [Glenda Jackson]; the play seeks to answer the question whether Marat was friend or enemy to the people of France. The audience is the French aristocracy, who are separated from the inmates by prison bars. Both the asylum and its audience take the view that such dramatic productions by inmates are a part of their progressive treatment under the requirements of the Universals Declaration of Human Rights.

Cast and crew: Peter Brook, Glenda Jackson, Ian Richardson, Jean-Paul Marat, Marquis de Sade, Charenton Asylum, Peter Weiss, Geoffrey Skelton, Adrian Mitchell, Clifford Rose, Freddie Jones, Hugh Sullivan, John Hussey, William Morgan Sheppard, Jonathan Burn, Jeanette Landis, Robert Langdon Lloyd, John Steiner, James Mellor, Henry Woolf



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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Hud (1963) - (Paul Newman) Australian daybill

Hud (1963) - (Paul Newman) Australian daybill

This is a 13" x 30" Australian stone litho daybill poster for the 1963 Martin Ritt film Hud based on the 1961 Larry McMurtry novel Horseman, Pass By with screenplay by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr. and starring Paul Newman as Hud Bannon. Plot summary: This is a contemporary Western drama played by a core ensemble cast including Texas cattle rancher Homer Bannon [Melvyn Douglas], his violent alcoholic son Hud, Hud's nephew Lonnie Bannon [Brandon de Wilde] and their middle-aged housekeeper Alma [Patricia Neal]. Life on the ranch is disrupted by the discovery of foot-and-mouth disease among the cattle, a state ordered livestock quarantine and the killing of the herd by order of the state veterinarian. Other problems cause major conflicts in the family including a profound antagonism between Homer and Hud and Hud's abusive interest in Alma. Hud won three academy awards including Best Actress (Patricia Neal), Best Supporting Actor (Melvyn Douglas) and Best Cinematography (James Wong Howe).

Cast and crew: Martin Ritt, James Wong Howe, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Brandon De Wilde, Whit Bissell, Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, Brandon de Wilde, Larry McMurtry, Crahan Denton, John Ashley, Val Avery, George Petrie, Curt Conway, Sheldon Allman, Pitt Herbert, Carl Low, Robert Hinkle, Don Kennedy



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How to Steal a Million (1966) - (Audrey Hepburn) Spanish one-sheet

How to Steal a Million (1966) - (Audrey Hepburn) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 40" US-made Spanish one-sheet designed by Robert McGinnis for the 1966 William Wyler film How to Steal a Million based on a story by George Bradshaw, screenplay by Harry Kurnitz and starring Audrey Hepburn as Nicole Bonnet. The film is also a feature-length fashion show as Audrey Hepburn models Givenchy garments for every occasion along with the appropriate Cartier jewelry while delivering her lines. Plot summary: Nicole Bonnet needs to remove her father's [Hugh Griffith] art forgeries from the Kleber-Lafayette Museum in Paris before they are examined and proven to be fakes. For the theft she enlists the aid of Simon Demott [Peter O'Toole].

Cast and crew: William Wyler, George Bradshaw, Harry Kurnitz, Robert McGinnis, Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith, Charles Boyer, Fernand Gravey, Marcel Dalio, Jacques Marin, Moustache, Roger Treville, Edward Malin, Bert Bertram



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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Householder (1963) - (Merchant/Ivory) US one-sheet

The Householder (1964) - (Shashi Kapoor) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1964 James Ivory film The Householder based on novel and screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and starring Shashi Kapoor as Prem Sagar. This film was the first collaboration between producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory. Plot summary: Prem Sagar, a teacher at a private college in New Delhi, marries Indu [Leela Naidu] in an arranged marriage. When Prem's mother [Durga Khote] moves in with them, her interference is more than Indu can tolerate so she returns to her family, even though she is pregnant. Prem is left living alone with his mother and missing his wife. He seeks advice from a number of people how to resolve the problem.

Cast and crew: Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Achala Sachdev, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Padhadi Sanyal, Romesh Thapar, Walter Woolf King, Patsy Dance, INdu Lele, Prayag Raj, Pincdhoo Kapoor, Praveen Paul, Usha Amin, Shama Beg



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