Friday, October 30, 2015

Just before Dawn (1981) - (George Kennedy) Lebanese one-sheet

Just before Dawn (1981) - (George Kennedy) Lebanese one-sheet poster

This is a 27.5" x 39" Lebanese poster for the 1981 Jeff Lieberman independent slasher film Just before Dawn based on a story by Jonas Middleton, screenplay by Mark Arywitz and Jeff Lieberman and starring George Kennedy as Roy McLean. Plot summary: In a mountainous wooded area in Oregon two hunters and a group of college-age hikers encounter a machete-wielding homicidal giant who prowls at night and some strangers who are products of incestuous activity.

Cast and crew: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon, Gregg Hanry, Jeff Lieberman, Mark Arywitz, Gregg Irving, Deborah Benson



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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mister X (1967) - (Norman Clark) Italian four-sheet

Mister X (1967) - (Norman Clark) Italian four-sheet poster

This is a 54" x 77" two-piece Italian four-sheet poster designed by Ezio Tarantelli for the 1967 Piero Vivarelli film Mister X AKA Avenger X based on a story by Adriano Bolzone and Augusto Caminito, screenplay by Eduardo Manzanos and starring Pier Paolo Capponi as Mister X. Plot summary: Mr. X is brought out of retirement to clear his own name after a master criminal kills his girlfriend and gets Mr. X accused of the crime by branding his victim with an X.

Cast and crew: Norman Clark, Ezio Tarantelli, Gaia Germani, Armando Calvo, Umi Raho, Pier Paolo Capponi, Joe Atlanta, Renato Baldini, Franco Fantasia, Antonio Gradoli, Brizio Montinaro, Gaetano Quartararo, Gustavo Simeone, Ben Braien, Constanza Strina



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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

In Like Flint (1967) - (James Coburn) Italian 2-sheet

In Like Flint (1967) - (James Coburn) Italian two-sheet poster

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster designed by Bob Peak for the 1967 Gordon Douglas film In like Flint written by Hal Fimberg and starring James Coburn as Derek Flint. Plot summary: In this space travel spy spoof Derek Flint is a retired espionage agent who is brought back into service because of an urgent need to defeat the Fabulous Face Organization, a women's group that has decided to establish an international matriarchy to overturn the ruling international patriarcy.

Cast and crew: James Coburn, Jean Hale, Lee J. Cobb, Andrew Duggan, Saul David, Gordon Douglas, Hal Fimberg, Jerry Goldsmith



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Monday, October 26, 2015

The Purple Rose [زهرة البنفسج] (Zubaida Tharwat) - (1977) Egyptian one-sheet

Purple Rose (1977) - (Zubaida Tharwat) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Abdel Ghani and Wahib Fahmy to promote the 1977 Abdel Rahman El Khamesy 92-minute black-and-white film The Purple Rose [zahret al-banafseg] starring Zubaida Tharwat based on a story by Ibrahim al-Mawgi with screenplay and dialogue by Abdel Rahman El Khamesy and Ahmed El Khamesy and cinematography by Adel Abdel Azim. Plot summary: As a married couple Kamal [Mohamed Lutfy] and Samiha [Moshira Ismail] had their dreams disrupted after Kamal discovered he had a critical disease, which he concealed from everyone. One night Kamal met an actress named Hayat [Zubaida Tharwat], who was working at a night club to make ends meet after her husband died. She was planning to quit the night club but its manager Rashed [Ahmad Taufiq] wanted her to stay, so he kidnapped her daughter to get leverage. Hayat fell in love with Kamal. Kamal decided to end his relationship with Hayat and tell her about his illness, but he died in his train seat on the way to see her in Alexandria and never had a chance to do it. In a dramatic final scene, standing on the train platform waiting for his arrival Hayat saw him through the window sitting dead in his seat, but his body was not removed and she watched as the train continued on its way with its dead passenger.

Cast and crew: Abdel Rahman El Khamesy, Zubaida Tharwat, Adel Imam, Mohamed Lutfy, Ahmed Taufiq, Youssef Chaban, Mohsen Sarhan, Adel Abdel Azim, Moshira Ismail, Alia Abdel Moneim



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Housekeeping (1987) - (Christine Lahti) US one-sheet

Housekeeping (1987) - (Christine Lahti) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1987 Bill Forsyth film Housekeeping starring Christine Lahti as Sylvie based on Marilynne Robinson's 1980 novel with the same title and screenplay by Bill Forsyth. Plot summary: After their grandmother dies teenage sisters Ruth [Sara Walker] and Lucille [Andrea Burchill] are sent to live with their aunt Sylvie in the town of Fingerbone, Idaho. Both Sylvie and the girls are eccentrics, but Sylvie is the more accopmlished eccentric; Ruth is more attracted than Lucille to Sylvie's haphazard way of life. Sylvie is a train watcher with no sense of time.

Cast and crew: Bill Forsyth, Marilynne Robinson, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill, Anne Pitoniak, Barbara Reese, Margot Minvidic, Bill Simillie, Wayne Robson, Betty Phillips, Karen Elizabeth Austin, Dolores Drake, Georgie Collins, Tonya Tanner, Leah Penny, Brian Linds



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Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Brain Eaters (1958) - (Ed Nelson) US one-sheet

The Brain Eaters (1958) - (Edwin Nelson) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1958 Bruno VeSota 60-minute black-and-white film The Brain Eaters based on a screenplay by Gordon Urquhart and starring Ed Nelson as Dr. Paul Kettering. Plot summary: Alien parasites invade Riverdale Illinois and begin taking possession of the bodies of its leading citizens by inserting mandibles into the base of their necks.

Cast and crew: Bruno VeSota, Gordon Urquhart, Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, Jody Fair, David Hughes, Robert Ball, Greighn Phillips, Orville Sherman, Leonard Nimoy, Doug Banks, Henry Randolph, Saul Bronson



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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Five Card Stud (1968) - (Dean Martin) Italian two-sheet poster

Five Card Stud (1968) - (Dean Martin) Italian two-sheet poster

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster for the 1968 Henry Hathaway film Five Card Stud based on a 1967 novel of the same title by Ray Gaulden, screenplay by Marguerite Roberts and starring Dean Martin as Van Morgan. Plot summary: In 1880 in the town of Rincon outside Denver Colorado, after a poker game ends with the lynching of a man accused of cheating the other players are murdered one after another.

Cast and crew: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Hal Wallis, Roddy McDowall,Inger Stevens,Katherine Justice, Henry Hathaway, John Anderson, Ruth Springford, Yaphet Kotto, Denver Pyle, Bill Fletcher, Whit Bissell, Ted de Corsia, Don Collier, Roy Jenson, Marguerite Roberts, Ray Gaulden



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Thursday, October 22, 2015

A Bronx Tale (1993) - (Robert De Niro) Italian two-sheet

A Bronx Tale (1993) - (Robert De Niro) Italian two-sheet poster

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster for 1993 Robert De Niro Film A Bronx Tale based on story and screenplay by Chazz Palminteri and starring Robert De Niro as Lorenzo. Plot summary: In the 1960s in the Bronx a young boy named Calogero [Francis Capra] forms a bond with gangster Sonny [Chazz Palminteri] when he is silent during a police interrogation about a murder he has seen Sonny commit.

Cast and crew: Robert DeNiro, Chazz Palminteri, Francix Capra, Lilo Brancato, Taral Hicks, Kathrine Narducci, Clem Caserta, Alfred Sauchelli Jr., Frank Pietrangolare, Joe Pesci, Robert D'Andrea, Eddie Montanaro, Fred Fischer, Dave Salerno, Joseph D'Onofrio



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) - (Tony Curtis) Italian two-sheet

The Black Shield of Falworth (1954) - (Tony Curtis) Italian two-sheet poster

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster for the 1954 Rudolph Mate film The Black Shield of Falworth based losely on the 1891 Howard Pyle novel Men of Iron, screenplay by Oscar Brodney and starring Tony Curtis as Myles Falworth. Plot summary: In 15th Century England during the reign of Henry IV Myles Falworth, who has lived in rural obscurity since childhood because his family has been under a royal writ of attainder, as a young man is sent to Mackworth Castle in Derbyshire to fight the Earl of Alban [David Farrar], who has been conspiring to seize the English Crown.

Cast and crew: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Rudolph Mate, Barbara Rush, David Farrar, Herbert Marshall, Torin Thatcher, Dan O'Herlihy, Patrick O'Neal, Craig Hill, Ian Keith, Doris Lloyd, Rhys Williams, leonard Mudie, Maurice Marsac, Leo Brit



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Who Is the Killer [من القاتل؟] (Samira Ahmed) - (1956) Egyptian oversize poster

Who Is the Killer? [من القاتل؟] (1956) - (Samira Ahmed) Egyptian oversize stone litho film poster

Pictured is a 35.5" x 47" oversize Egyptian poster designed by Abdel Rahman to promote the 1956 Hassan El-Seify 89-minute black-and-white film Who Is the Killer? [min al-qatel?] starring Samira Ahmed based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Mohamed Kamel Hassan with cinematography by Alevise Orphanelli. Plot summary: A girl was killed during a wedding celebration. An inspector [Adly Kasseb] arrived immediately to determine the murderer's identity. He questioned a number of people and found they all had good motives for killing the girl, but the real murderer turned out to be someone nobody suspected.

Cast and crew: Samira Ahmed, Ismail Yasseen, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Rushdy Abaza, Wedad Hamdy, Hassan El-Seify, Alevise Orphanelli, Mohsen Sarhan, Hussein Riad, Adly Kasseb, Gemayel Ezzedine, Rafia al-Shal, Amina Noureddine, Gamal Eddine Mahmoud, Abdel Azim Kamel, Soleyman al-Guindy, Alia Fawzi, Botheyna Hassan, Ahmed Soleyman, Mohamed Soleyman, Said Hassan, Ahmed Fouad, Abdel Ghani al-Guindy



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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Wife's Confessions [اعترافات زوجة] (Hind Rostom) Egyptian Oversize Stone Litho Poster

A Wife's Confessions [اعترافات زوجة] (1956) - (dir: Hassan Al Imam) Egyptian oversize stone litho film poster

This is a 35" x 47" oversize Egyptian stone litho poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour for the 1956 Hassan Al Imam film A Wife's Confessions [eeterafat zawga] based on a story by Hassan Al Imam, screenplay by Mohamed Osman and El Sayed Bedeir and starring Hind Rostom as Dusa. Plot summary: The seamstress Dusa runs a house of prostitution through her home. Nadia came to see her about sewing her a dress. Dusa liked her. She told Nadia her husband had a relationship with someone else. Nadia neglected her home and her children and fell in love with Ahmed, then asked for a divorce. Her husband tried to get her back but failed. Then Nadia and Ahmed had a fight and she killed him. The police arrested her; meanwhile Dusa's house burned down.

Cast and crew: Hind Rostom, Mohamed Osman, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Zouzou Nabil, Mohsen Sarhan, Hassan Al Imam, Amina Nour Eddine, \ Mostafa Hassan, El Sayed Bedeir



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Whose Daughter Am I? [انا بنت مين؟] (Leila Fawzi) Egyptian Stone Litho one-sheet

Whose Daughter Am I? [انا بنت مين؟] (1952) - (dir: Hassan Al Imam) Egyptian stone litho film poster

This is a 35" x 23.5" Egyptian stone litho one-sheet designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour to promote the 1952 Hassan Al Imam 150-minute black-and-white film Whose Daughter Am I? based on story and dialogue by Mohamed Mustafa Samy, screenplay by Hassan Al Imam and starring Leila Fawzi as Nemat. Plot summary: Moharram [Mohsen Hassanein] is managing his niece Zizi's money; Zizi has killed her father with the help of Hamed [Farid Shawqi]. Galal [Mohsen Sarhan], the son of Moharram, has a relationship with Nemat and she becomes pregnant, but Moharram will not allow his son to marry her. She is obliged to flee the scandal and live with the blind Sheikh Saleh, where she has her baby, a girl named Samiha. Hamed burns the home of Sheikh Saleh when he finds out Nemat is living there. He kidnapped the girl and adopted her. Galal married Zizi. Samiha grows up a poor orphan without knowing the identity of her father.

Cast and crew: Hassan Al Imam, Mohsen Sarhan, Mohsen Hassanein, Hussein Riad, Sanaa Gamil, Hassan el Baroudi, Farid Shawqi, Leila Fawzi, Ahmed Allam, Sherifa Maher, Mohamed Mustafa Samy, Mostafa Hassan, Mansi Fahmi, Wedad Hamdy, Fakher Fakher, Salah Wahbi, Souraya Fakhry, Zaki Ibrahim, Mohammad Idris, Abdel Hamid Zaki, Soheir Fakhry



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Monday, October 19, 2015

Adieu Bonaparte [الوداع يا بونابرت] dir: Youssef Chanine 1985 Large Egyptian poster

Adieu Bonaparte [الوداع يا بونابرت] (1985) - (dir: Youssef Chahine) Egyptian film poster

This is a 46.5" x 60.5" Egyptian poster for the 1985 Youssef Chahine film Adieu Bonaparte [الوداع يا بونابرت] based on a screenplay by Youssef Chahine and Yousry Nasrallah and starring Michel Piccoli as Cafarelli. "The film relates the experiences of an Egyptian family during the occupation of Alexandria by Napoleon and his army, and the uneasy friendship between a young Egyptian poet and one of Bonaparte's advisers. The exigencies of a big budget co-production might have accounted for a diminution in the great Chahine's poetry and power, but there are some spectacular scenes and excellent performances, notably from [Patrice] Chereau as a fanatical Bonaparte." - The Faber Companion to Foreign Films.

Cast and crew: Youssef Chahine, Michel Piccoli, Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chereau, Mohsena Tewfik, Taheya Cariocca, Hoda Soltan, Gamil Ratib, Salah Zulfikar, Tewfik El Dekn, Seif El Dine, Mohamed Atef, Farid Mahmoud, Hassan Husseiny, Hassan El Adl, Mohamad Dardiri, Claude Cernay, Christian Patey, Mohsen Nasr, Abla Kamel



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The One Who Is Happy with Little [من رضي بقليلة] (Mahmoud Choukoukou) - (1955) Egyptian Oversize Poster

The One Who Is Satisfied with Little [من رضي بقليلة] (1955) - (Mahmoud Choukoukou) Egyptian oversize film poster

This is a 35" x 47" Egyptian poster designed by Abdel Rahman for the 1955 Bahaeddine Sharaf film The One Who is Happy with Little [من رضي بقليلة man radi biqalila] based on story and screenplay by Mostafa Hassan and starring Mahmoud Choukoukou as Mabsout. Plot summary: Mabsout and Said [Omar El-Hariri] are two workers who decide to take a break from their wives [Sherifa Maher and Wedad Hamdy] for a night on the town. At a nightclub they meet two girls [Hoda Shamseddin and Gamalat Zayed], form affectionate relationships and commit to marrying them. Somehow their wives realize what is going on and disguise themsleves as men so they can look for their husbands in the night spots. The wives finally succeed in bringing their men back home.

Cast and Crew: Bahaeddine Sharaf, Omar El-Hariri, Choukoukou, Sherifa Maher, Omar El-Hariri, Wedad Hamdy, Hoda Shamseddin, Gamalat Zayed



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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Species (1995) - (Ben Kingsley) Egyptian one-sheet

Species (1995) - (Ben Kingsley) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Morteda Anise to promote the 1995 Roger Donaldson film Species> written by Dennis Feldman and starring Natasha Henstridge as Sil, the alien woman. Plot summary: In 1993 as a response to a transmission from Earth during the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Project, scientists receive a transmission from an alien source describing an unknown DNA structure with instructions how to splice it with human DNA. The resulting she-monster is both an irresistible temptation and a deadly scourge.

Cast and crew: Roger Donaldson, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker, Marg Helgenberger, Natasha Henstridge, Michelle Williams, Jordan Lund, Don Fischer, Scott McKenna, Virginia Morris, Jayne Luke, David K. Schroeder, David Jensen, Esther Scott



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The Rule of Time [حكم الزمان] (Nour Al Hoda) Egyptian one-sheet 1953

The Rule of Time (1953) - (Nour Al Hoda) Egyptian one-sheet film poster

This is a 35" x 25.5" Egyptian stone litho one-sheet designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour for the 1953 Henry Barakat film The Rule of Time [hukm al-zaman] based on a screenplay and dialogue by Youssef Esa and starring Imad Hamdi as Adel. Plot summary: Engineer Adel returns to Cairo from Europe looking for Wedad [Nour Al Hoda], the woman he wants to marry.

Cast and crew: Hassan Mazhar Gasour, Giulio De Luca, Imad Hamdi, Henry Barakat, Magda, Nour Al Hoda, Zuzu Shakeeb, Seraj Munir, Mohammed Al-Bakkar, Souraya Fakhry, Abdel Rahim al-Zerkani, Omar al-Hariri, Samiha Tawfik





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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sorry We Are Being Tortured [معلش احنا بنتبهدل] (Ahmad Adam) - (2005) Egyptian film poster

Sorry We Are Being Tortured (2005) - (dir: Sherif Mandour) Egyptian one-sheet film poster

This is a 27.5" x 39" Egyptian poster for the 2005 Sherif Mandour film Sorry We Are Being Tortured starring Ahmad Adam based on a screenplay by Youssef Maaty. Plot summary: After watching the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, El Armooty and his son Wahid go to Iraq. During the war the father has to look for his son in Baghdad because he has been jailed there. The father's personality is a comic parody of an Egyptian farmer. He brags he is friends with Kofi Annan, Tony Blair and George W. Bush and has been invited to the White House. This was the first Egyptian film to criticize President Bush [Brent Mendenhall].

Cast and crew: Sherif Mandour, Ahmed Rateb, Amira El Aldy, Youssef Maaty, Ahmad Adam, Brent Mendenhall



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