Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Only the Valiant (1951) - (Gregory Peck) Argentine one-sheet

Only the Valiant (1951) - (Gregory Peck) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1951 Gordon Douglas film Only the Valiant AKA Fort Invincible based on the 1943 Charles Marquis Warren novel Only the Valiant with screenplay by Edmund H. North and Harry Brown and starring Gregory Peck as Captain Richard Lance. Plot summary: After the American Civil War a fort is built outside a mountain pass in New Mexico Territory to interdict maruauding Apaches. The Apaches cut off the fort's water supply and then attack after it becomes weak and debilitated. Shortly thereafter Captain Lance arrives with a patrol and captures Tuscos [Michael Ansara], the charismatic Apache leader. His scout [Jeff Corey] advises him to kill Tuscos, but Lance refuses to shoot a prisoner. Back at Fort Winston, Lance assigns an officer to lead a patrol escorting Tuscos to Fort Grant; Apaches attack the escort and Tuscos escapes. Captain Lance leads a patrol of those he considers to be Fort Winston's most expendable soldiers, back to what is left of Fort Invincible to fight off avenging Apaches pending arrival of a relief column. The outnumbered misfits in this tiny patrol see it as a suicide mission, but they know Lance's leadership is their only hope of survival.

Cast and crew: Charles Marquis Warren, Edmund H. North, Harry Brown, Gregory Peck, Barbara Payton, Ward Bond, Gig Young, Lon Chaney Jr., Gordon Douglas, William Cagney, Neville Brand, Jeff Corey, Warner Anderson, Steve Brodie, Dan Riss, Terry Kilburn, Herbert Heyes, Art Baker, Hugh Sanders, Michael Ansara, Nana Bryan



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Monday, September 28, 2015

101 Dalmatians (R1985) - (Disney animation) US one-sheet

101 Dalmatians (R1985) - (Disney animation) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" double-sided US one-sheet for a 1985 rerelease of the 1961 Clyde Gernomi and Hamilton Luske Walt Disney film 101 Dalmatians based on the 1956 Dodie Smith novel of the same title, story by Bill Peet and starring Rod Taylor as the Voice of Pongo. Plot summary: Roger Radcliffe [Ben Wright] is a bachelor living in London with his wife Anita [Lisa Davis] and his two dalmatians Pongo and Perdita [Cate Bauer]. Cruella De Vil [Betty Lou Gerson], one of Anita's former classmates, visits them right after Perdita gives birth to a litter of 15 and offers to buy them all, but Roger declines. Cruella wants the pups very badly so she can make fur coats from their hides so she hires two thieves to steal them. Scotland Yard is unable to locate the missing pups, but some animal friends are able to find them along with 84 other dalmatian pups Cruella has also stolen.

Cast and crew: Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, Dodie Smith, Bill Peet, Walt Disney, Rod Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Betty Lou Gerson, Martha Wentworth, Ben Wright, Cate Bauer, David Frankham, Frederick Worlock, Lisa Davis, Tom Conway, Tudor Owen, George Pelling, Ramsay Hill, Sylvia Marriott, Quennie Leonard



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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Tex and the Lord of the Deep (1985) - (Giuliano Gemma) Egyptian one-sheet

Tex and The Lord of the Deep (1985) - (Giuliano Gemma) Egyptian one-sheet

This film directed by Duccio Tessari original Italian title Tex Willer e il signore degli abissi is an interpretation of the adventures of the hero Tex from the comic strip by Bonelli. It is a spaghetti western fantasy that blends magic and mythology with six-guns and stagecoaches. By the time this film was released the spaghetti western had gone into decline and this film, although fascinating, received only a TV release in Italy. The film's star Giuliano Gemma was 47 at the time and he continued making films for another 22 years until 2007. This Egyptian poster was designed by Ahmed Fouad, following closely the design of the Italian one-sheet. The Arabic text in red says "Tex the Avenger"; the black text above that says Giuilano Gemma, then above that in smaller black print it gives the name of the Egyptian Distributor, Aflam al-Salam, 19 Abdel Khaleq Sarwat Street. Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi gives a brief plot summary in The New York Times.

Cast and crew: Duccio Tessari, Giuliano Gemma, William Berger, Giorgio Bonelli, Giovanni L. Bonelli, Carlo Mucari, Isabel Russinova, Peter Berling, Flavio Bucci, Aldo Sambrell, Jose Luis de Villallonga, Riccardo Petrazzi, Pietro Torrisi



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The Master Touch (1972) - (Kirk Douglas) Italian two-sheet

The Master Touch (1972) - (Kirk Douglas) Italian two-sheet poster

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster designed by Piero Ermanno Iaia to promote the 1972 Michele Lupo Italian/German film production The Master Touch AKA A Man to Respect AKA Hearts and Minds AKA Un uomo da rispettare, based on a story by Roberto Leoni and Franco Bucceri, screenplay by Nico Ducci, Michel Lupo and Mino Roli and starring Kirk Douglas as Steve Wallace. Plot summary: Steve Wallace is a safe cracker who has just served two years in prison. Now that he's out, he's feeling pinched financially and needs to do another job, which he does with the help of his wife Anna [Florinda Bolkan] and a gymnast named Marco [Giuliano Gemma].

Cast and crew: Michele Lupo, Piero Ermanno IAIA, Kirk Douglas, Giuliano Gemma, Florinda Bolkan, Wolfgang Preiss, Reinhard Kolldehoff, John Bartha, Romano Puppo, Bruno Corazzari, Allen Stanley, Vittorio Fanfoni, Luigi Antonio Guerra, Herbert A. E. Bohme, Peter Kuiper, Paul Muller



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Friday, September 25, 2015

Maria's Lovers (1984) - (Nastassja Kinski) Argentine one-sheet

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Maria's Lovers (1984) - (Nastassja Kinski) Argentine one-sheet poster

This is a 29" by 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1984 Andre Konchalovsky film Maria's Lovers with screenplay by Gerard Brach, Andre Konchalovsky, Paul Zindel and Marjorie David and starring Nastassja Kinski as Maria Bosic. Plot summary: In the spring of 1946 Ivan Bibic [John Savage] returns home from a Japanese prison camp with psychological scars and tries to reconnect with the life he once knew in his Pennsylvania home town. In the classic returning soldier's dilemma, he finds that the girl he left behind has not been entirely faithful.

Cast and crew: Andre Konchalovsky, Keith Carradine, Robert Mitchum, Nastassja Kinsky, John Savage, Anita Morris, Bud Cort, Karen Young, Tracy Nelson, John Goodman, Danton Stone, Vincent Spano, Lela Ivev, Elena Koreneva, Anton Sipos, Larry John Meyers



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Death Duel of the Mantis [螳螂鬥雞公] (1978) - (Hua Chung Ting) Hong Kong one-sheet

Death Duel of the Mantis (1978) - (Hua Chung Ting) Hong Kong poster

This is a 21" x 28.5" original Hong Kong hand litho poster made by the Ko Hwa film company for the 1978 Ching Chiang Kuo film Death Duel of the Mantis AKA Mantis Fights Cock AKA Strike of the Mantis Fist AKA Tang Lang dou ji gong written by Chi-shan Li and Hsiang Mei Lin and starring Hua Chong Ting as Shao Ba. Plot summary: Shao Ba is an errand boy working for gangsters in a small village, who is constantly the object of bullying and abuse. He falls hopelessly in love with Kam Yin-Fei [Ho Hwa], the daughter of noodle merchant [Ging-Shun Mau]. Unlike Shao Ba, the girl has an excellent command of the martial arts and rejects him. Shao Ba studies his boss's technique and improves his proficiency so he can win her favor. After he beats up a gang of thugs in the marketplace, Kam Yin-Fei tells Shao Ba that his boss and teacher is a crook; he is ultimately obliged to admit it.

Cast and crew: Ching Chiang Kuo, Chi-shan Li, Hsiang Mei Lin, Cheung Git, Hua Chung Ting, Ching Suen Mao, You Min Ho, Ching Cheng, Chi Shang Li, Hsiang Mei Lin, Ying-fei Chin, Chau Tsai Chung, Kuang Yung Lin, Wan-Chang Lin, Fei Lung, Chang Ma, Kuo-Liang Su, Chen-wen Tse, Ting Wo Wang, Peng-sheng Yu



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Minesweeper (1943) - (Richard Arlen) Argentine one-sheet

Minesweeper (1943) - (Richard Arlen) Argentine one-sheet



This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1943 William Berke film Minesweeper based on a screenplay by Edward T. Lowe Jr. and Maxwell Shane and starring Richard Arlen as Richard Houston. Plot summary: Richard Houston goes back into the navy under an assumed name when World War II starts, after having deserted as a navy lieutenant before the war to avoid gambling debts. In his new job he is tasked with defusing mines in San Diego Harbor as he works to keep his real identity secret.

Cast and crew: William Berke, Edward T. Lowe, Maxwell Shane, Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Russell Hayden, Guinn Williams, Emma Dunn, Charles D. Brown, Frank Fenton, Chick Chandler, Douglas Fowley, RalphSanford, Billy Nelson, Grant Withers



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Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Minotaur (1960) - (Bob Mathias) US insert

The Minoatuar (1961) - (Bob Mathias) US insert poster

This is a 14" x 36" US insert poster for the 1960 Silvio Amadio film The Minotaur based on a story by Gian Paolo Callegari and Sandro Clontinenza and starring Bob Mathias as Theseus. Plot summary: On the island of Crete a ritual of sacrificing maidens to an underground Minotaur is interruped when the queen holds back one of a pair of twin sisters so they can be reunited later on.

Cast and crew: Silvio Amadio, Bob Mathias, Rosanna Schiaffino, Alberto Lupo, Rik Battaglia, Carlo Tamberlani, Nico Pepe, Susanne Loret, Nerio Bernardi, Paul Muller, Tina Lattanzi, Milo Malagoli



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The Midnight Man (1974) - (Burt Lancaster) US one-sheet

The Midnight Man (1974) - (Burt Lancaster) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1974 Roland Kibbee and Burt Lancaster film The Midnight Man based on the 1969 novel The Midnight Lady and the Mourning Man by David Anthony with screenplay by Roland Kibee and Burt Lancaster and starring Burt Lancaster as Jim Slade. Plot summary: Jim Slade, a former Chicago policeman, has been released from prison on parole; as part of the parole agreement, he has taken a job as a night watchman. In that capacity, he starts an unauthorized investigation of the murder of a university coed.

Cast and crew: Roland Kibbee, David Anthony, Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Cameron Mitchell, Morgan Woodward,Harris Yulin, Robert Quarry, Joan Lorring, Lawrence Dobkin, Ed Lauter, Mills Watson, Charles Tyner, Catherine Bach, Bill Lancaster, Quinn K. Redeker, Richard Winterstein hr>


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Repulsion (1965) - (Catherine Deneuve) Italian Locandina

Repulsion (1965) - (Roman Polanski) Italian Locandina

This is a 13" x 26" Italian locandina using art by Enzo Nistri for the 1965 Roman Polanski film Repulsion based on a screenplay by Roman Polanski and Gerard Brach and starring Catherine Deneuve as Carole Ledoux. Plot summary: Carol Ledoux is a quietly preoccupied Belgian manicurist living with her older sister Helen [Yvonne Furneaux] in Kensington, London. When Helen leaves Carol by herself in the apartment and goes on a two-week vacation, a very unhappy Carol locks herself in and becomes disoriented, hallucinatory and homicidal. The theme is that for Carol, lovely as she is, human sexuality is repulsive. This was Polanski's first English language film and also the first of three Polanski films known as the "Apartment Trilogy," followed by Rosemary's Baby and The Tenant.

Cast and crew: Roman Polanski, Enzo Nistri, Gerard Brach, David Stone, Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux, Patrick Wymark, Renee Houston, Valerie Taylor, James Villiers, Helen Fraser, Hugh Futcher, Monica Merlin, Imogen Graham, Mike Pratt



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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monte Walsh (1970) - (Lee Marvin) US one-sheet

Monte Walsh (1970) - (Lee Marvin) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1970 William A. Fraker film Monte Walsh based on the 1963 novel by Jack Schaefer (author of Shane) with screenplay by Lukas Heller and David Zelag Goodman and starring Lee Marvin as Monte Walsh. Plot summary: Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy in the late 19th Century witnessing the final disappearance of the life of the old west he once knew and loved. The kind of work he used to do on the open range is becoming increasingly scarce, and he is reluctant to do anything that can't be done while riding a horse. He and his friends understand they must try to reinvent themselves and make a new start, but find the challenge daunting. As Monte's woman Martine Bernard [Jeanne Moreau] puts it, "As time goes by, we all have to take the best we can get."

Cast and crew: William A. Fraker, Lukas Heller, David Zelag Goodman, Jack Schaefer, Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitch Ryan, Jim Davis, G.D. Spradlin, Mama Cass, John Hudkins, Raymond Guth, John McKee, Michael Conrad, David Zelag Goodman, Lukas Heller, Tom Heaton, Ted Gehring, Bo Hopkins, John McLiam, Allyn Ann McLerie



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Monday, September 21, 2015

The Mole People (1956) - (John Agar) Belgian poster

The Mole People (1956) - (John Agar) Belgian poster

This is a 14" x 21.25" Belgian hand litho film poster using a design by Joseph Smith for the 1956 Virgil Vogel film The Mole People starring John Agar as Dr. Roger Bentley. Plot summary: Deep in the earth high on a mountain in Mesopotamia lives a race of Sumerian albinos in a huge underground city, who keep mutant humanoid mole men as slaves growing mushrooms for them. The ancestors of this albino race moved underground in ancient times to escape floods. When archaeologists Dr. Roger Bentley and Dr. Jud Bellamin [Hugh Beaumont] inadvertently find the city, led to the site by a piece of statuary that was part of an earthquake landslide, they discover that both the albinos and their mutant slaves are weakened by the light of a flashlight as a result of having lived underground for such a long time. According to Wikipedia the film contains a number of incorrect representations of Sumerian, Babylonian and Egyptian history, especially in its images of ancient civilizations and gods.

Cast and crew: John Agar, Laszlo Gorog, Joseph Smith, Cynthia Patrick, Virgil Vogel, Hugh Beaumont, Alan Napier, Nestor Paiva, Phil Chambers, Rodd Redwing, Robin Hughes, Frank Baxter



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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985) - (Chuck Norris) US one-sheet

Missing in Action 2 (1985) - (Chuck Norris) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet for the 1985 Lance Hool film Missing in Action written by Arthur Silver, Larry Levinson and Steve Bing and starring Chuck Norris as Colonel James Braddock. Plot summary: Colonel Braddock is in a North Vietnamese POW camp run by a sadistic man named Colonel Yin [Soon-Teck Oh], who forces his prisoners to grow opium for a French drug runner and tries to make Braddock confess to a list of war crimes.

Cast and crew: Chuck Norris, Soon-Teck Oh, Steven williams, Bennett Ohta, Cosie Costa, Joe Michael Terry, Lance Hool, Joe Michael Terry, John Wesley, David Chung, Professor Toru Tanaka, John Otrin, Christopher Cary, Joseph Hieu, Dean Raphael Ferrandini, Pierre Issot, Mischa Hausserman



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Missing (1982) - (Jack Lemmon) US one-sheet

Missing (1982) - (Jack Lemmon) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1982 Costa-Gavras film Missing based on the 1978 Thomas Hauser book The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice with screenplay by Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart and starring Jack Lemmon as Edmund Horman. Plot summary: The story is based on actual events during the 1973 military coup d'etat in Chile ousting President Salvador Allende when journalist Charles Horman [John Shea] was killed, and afterwards when Charles's Father Edmund Horman goes to Chile with his son's wife Beth [Sissy Spacek] to look for his missing son. This film was banned in Chile during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship and both the film and Thomas Hauser's book were the subject of a defamation of character lawsuit by former US Ambassador Nathaniel Davis; the lawsuit did not succeed, leading to the film's rerelease in 2006. The film won an academy award for best writing of a screenplay based on another medium. It also won the Palm d'Or at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, and Jack Lemmon won the prize there for best actor.

Cast and crew: Costa-Gavras, Thomas Hauser, Donald Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Charles Cioffi, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Jerry Hardin, Richard Bradford, Joe Regalbuto, Keith Szarabajka, John Doolittle, Janice Rule, Ward Costello, Hansford Rowe, Tina Romero, Richard Whiting



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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Twenty-four by Thirty-six (2015) - (dir: Kevin Burke) A Film About Movie Poster Art

This clip is a director's promo for the forthcoming film.

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Mrs. Soffel (1984) - (Diane Keaton) US one-sheet

Mrs. Soffel (1984) - (Diane Keaton) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1984 Gillian Armstrong film Mrs. Soffel writtn by Ron Nyswaner and starring Diane Keaton as Kate Soffel. Plot Summary: In 1901 Kate Soffel is the wife of Warden Peter Soffel [Edward Hermann] of Allegheny County Prison in Pennsylvania. She reads bible scripture to inmates, including Ed Biddle [Mel Gibson] and his brother Jack [Matthew Modine], both convicted murderers sentenced to hang. She falls in love with Ed, helps the two brothers escape and then goes on the run with them.

Cast and crew: Ron Nyswaner, Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Edward Herrmann, Gillian Armstrong, Trini Alvarado, Jennifer Dundas, Danny Corkill, Harley Cross, Terry O'Quinn, Pippa Pearthree, William Youmans, Maury Chaykin, Joyce Ebert, Wayne Robson, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson



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Mr. Majestyk (1974) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

Mr. Majestyk (1974) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1974 Richard Fleischer film Mr. Majestyk based on s story by Elmore Leonard and starring Charles Bronson as Vince Majestyk. Plot summary: Vince Majestyk is trying to harvest the melon crop on his 160-acre farm, but gets interference from a thug named Kopas [Paul Koslo] who wants to coerce him into a protection racket. After the two clash on the farm grounds Majestyk ends up in prison on charges of assault. In prison during an escape attempt he gets into another clash with a vengeful mob hit man named Frank Renda [Al Lettieri].

Cast and crew: Richard Fleischer, Elmore Leonard, Charles Bronson, Al Lettieri, Linda Cristal, Lee Purcell, Paul Koslo, Taylor Lacher, Frank Maxwell, Alejandro Rey, Jordan Rhodes, Bert Santos



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Friday, September 18, 2015

Mr. Denning Drives North (1951) - (John Mills) Argentine one-sheet

Mr. Denning Drives North (1952) - (John Mills) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1951 Anthony Kimmins film Mr. Denning Drives North based on novel and screenplay by Alec Coppel and starring John Mills as Tom Denning. Plot summary: Tom Denning is a prosperous aircraft designer who inadvertently kills his daughter Liz's [Eileen Moore] boyfriend Mados [Herbert Lom] when he strikes him during a heated dispute, and then tries to dispose of the body.

Cast and crew: Anthony Kimmins, Alec Coppel, John Mills, Eileen Moore, Sam Wanamaker, Chick Eddowes, Herbert Lom, Raymond Huntley, Russell Waters, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Freda Jackson, Trader Faulkner, Sheila Shand Gibbs, Bernard Lee, Michael Shepley, Ronald Adam, John Stuart, Hugh Morton, David Davies, Ambrosien Phillpotts



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