Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sam Whiskey (1969) - (Burt Reynolds) US one-sheet

Sam Whiskey (1969) - (Burt Reynolds) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1969 Arnold Laven film Sam Whiskey written by William Norton and starring Burt Reynolds as Sam Whiskey. Plot summary: Widow Laura Breckenridge [Angie Dickinson] persuades Sam Whiskey to retrieve $250,000 in gold bars from the bottom of the Platte River, where it has been submerged as part of the cargo of a sunken riverboat. Breckenridge's late husband stole the gold from the Denver Mint and she wants Sam to return it before the theft is discovered, so she can protect her family's name.

Cast and crew: Arnold Laven, William W. Norton, Burt Reynolds, Clint Walker, Ossie Davis, Angie Dickinson, William Schallert, Woodrow Parfrey, Rick Davis, Anthony James, Del Reeves, John Damler, Robert Adler, Chubby Johnson, Ayllene Gibbons, Sidney Clute, Wallace Earl Laven



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The Sad Sack (1957) - (Jerry Lewis) Argentine one-sheet

The Sad Sack (1957) - (Jerry Lewis) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1957 George Marshall film The Sad Sack based on the comic strip by George Baker with screenplay by Edmund Beloin and Nate Monaster and starring Jerry Lewis as Private Meredith C. Bixby. Plot summary: Private Bixby has a photographic memory, but despite this he is unable to adapt to Army routines. During deployment to a base in Morocco, Bixby is kidnapped by some insurgent Arabs who take advantage of his photographic memory by requiring him to assemble a cannon they have stolen.

Cast and crew: George Marshall, Nate Monaster, Edmund Beloin, George Baker, Jerry Lewis, David Wayne, Hal Wallis, Peter Lorre, Phyllis Kirk, Joe Mantell, Gene Evans, George Dolenz, Liliane Motevecchi, Shepperd Strudwick, Abraham Sofaer, Mary Treen, Kenneth Becker



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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Run Cougar Run (1972) - (Stuart Whitman) Spanish one-sheet

Run Cougar Run (1972) - (Stuart Whitman) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish one-sheet poster for the 1972 Jerome Courtland film Run Cougar Run based on the 1969 book The Mountain Lion by Robert William Murphy, screenplay by Louis Pelletier and starring Stuart Whitman as Hugh McRae. Plot summary: In Utah's Arches National Park a mountain sheep herder named Etio [Alfonso Arau] is witness to the everyday lives of a pair of mountain cougars who mate and have kittens, then cross paths with Hugh McRae, a professional cougar hunter.

Cast and crew: Robert William Murphy, Louis Pelletier, Ian Tyson, Alfonso Arau, Stuart Whitman, Frank Aletter, Lonny Chapman, Douglas W. Fowley, James Algar, Jerome Courtland, Harry Carey Jr.



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Monday, December 28, 2015

Dune (1984) - (Dir: David Lynch) US Two-moon Advance one-sheet

Dune (1984) - (dir: David Lynch) US advance one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet two-moon advance poster designed by Tom Jung for the 1984 David Lynch film Dune based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same title, screenplay by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides, the prophetic dreamer. Plot summary: Thousands of years into the future, the most essential and valuable known commodity is called melange, or "the spice," which can extend life and expand consciousness. Its most valuable property is its ability to assist with the folding of space, which allows safe and instantaneous interstellar travel. The sole source of this precious substance is Planet Arrakis (AKA "Dune"). The emperor of the universe, Padishah Shaddam IV, [Jose Ferrer] plans to turn over control of the Planet Arrakis to the House of Atreides and then have them ambushed by the Harkonnens under the leadership of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen on the industrial world of Giedi Prime. The emperor suspects Duke Leto Atreides [Jurgen Prochnow] of forming a secret army which will be a threat to him. To evade the emperor's plot the Atreides leave their home in Calada and go to Arrakis.

Cast and crew: David Lynch, Sting, Tom Jung, Kyle MacLachlan, Virginia Madsen, Sylvana Mangano, Max von Sydow, Francesca Annis, Dino De Laurentis, Leonardo Cimino, Brad Dourif, Jose Ferrer, Linda Hunt, Freddie Jones, Richard Jordan, Everett McGill, Kenneth McMillan, Jack Nance, Sian Phillips, Jurgen Prochnow



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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Room at the Top (1959) - (Simone Signoret) US half-sheet

Room at the Top (1959) - (Simone Signoret) US half-sheet

This is a 22" x 28" US half-sheet poster for the 1959 Jack Clayton film Room at the Top based on the 1957 novel by John Braine, screenplay by Neil Paterson and starring Simone Signoret as Alice Aisgill. Plot summary: In the late 1940s Joe Lampton [Laurence Harvey] develops a romantic interest in Susan Brown [Heather Sears]. Susan is the daughter of Henry Brown, [Donald Wolfit] an industrialist in the Yorkshire borough where Joe has taken a position as a clerk in the Treasurer's Department. Mr. Brown objects to their relationship and sends Susan abroad. For consolation Joe forms a new relationship with Alice Aisgill, which falls apart when Susan returns from her travels.

Cast and crew: Jack Clayton, Neil Paterson, Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Donald Houston, Hermione Baddeley, Allan Cuuthbertson, Raymond Huntley, John Westbrook, Ambrosine Phillpotts, Richard Pasco, Beatrice Varley, Delena Kidd, Ian Handry, April Olrich



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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - (Paul Mantee) Australian Day Bill

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - (Paul Mantee) Australian Day Bill

This is a 13" x 27" Australian hand litho daybill for the 1964 Byron Haskin film Robinson Crusoe on Mars, adapted from the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, based on a screenplay by Ib Melchior and John C. Higgins and starring Paul Mantee as Commander Christopher 'Kit' Draper. Plot Summary: Commander Draper is forced to land on Mars in an escape pod due to a fuel emergency on his mother ship; he loses the other member of his crew, Colonel Dan McReady, [Adam West] who is killed when his escape pod crashes. His only remaining companion is Mona, a flight-test monkey who has survived the crash in McReady's pod. He later rescues a slave [Victor Lundin] being held on an alien spacecraft; he names his new companion Friday and begins teaching him English. In return, Friday shares his supply of oxygen pills with Kit.

Cast and crew: Adam West, Daniel Defoe, Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, Aubrey Schenck, Byron Haskin, Ib Melchior, John Higgins



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Friday, December 25, 2015

Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) - (Jerry Lewis) US one-sheet

Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) - (Jerry Lewis) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1958 Frank Tashlin film Rock-a-Bye Baby starring Jerry Lewis as Clayton Poole based on the story "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" by Preston Sturges with screenplay by Frank Tashlin and Preston Sturges. Plot summary: Clayton Poole takes a job babysitting for his former childhood sweetheart, movie star Carla Naples, [Marilyn Maxwell] who does not want her fans to know she has just had triplets.

Cast and crew: Frank Tashlin, Preston Sturges, Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Salvatore Baccaloni, Reginald Gardiner, Harry Warren, Sammy Cahn, Hans Conried, Ida Moore, Isobel Elsom, James Gleason, Gary Lewis, Hope Emerson, Alex Gerry, Mary Treen, Judy Franklin, George Sanders



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Thursday, December 24, 2015

A River Runs Through It (1992) - (Brad Pitt) US one-sheet

A River Runs Through It (1992) - (Brad Pitt) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1992 Robert Redford film A River Runs Through It based on a screenplay by Richard Friedenberg adapted from the 1976 semi-autobiographical novella of the same title by by Norman Maclean and starring Brad Pitt as Paul Maclean. Plot summary: Norman [Craig Sheffer] and Paul Maclean are the sons of a Presbyterian minister [Tom Skerritt] growing up in the 1920s in Missoula Montana. The story revolves around their love for fly fishing for trout in the Blackfoot River and how it influences their lives. The narration is from Norman's point of view.

Cast and crew: Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Lloyd, Edie McClurg, Stephen Shellen, Nicole Burdette, Robert Redford, Richard Friedenberg, Norman Maclean, Vann Gravage, Nicole Burdette, Susan Traylor, Michael Cudlitz, Rob Cox, Buck Simmonds, Fred Oakland, David Creamer



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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rinty e la Lince [Тропой бескорыстной любви] (1972) - (dir: Agasi Babayan) Italian two-sheet

Rinty e la Lince [Тропой бескорыстной любви] (1972) - (dir: Agasi Babayan) Italian two-sheet

This is a 39" x 55" Italian two-sheet poster designed by Morini for the 1972 Agassi Babayan film Rinty e la Lince AKA Tropoy beskorystoy Lyubvi [Тропой бескорыстной любви] AKA The Path Towards Uninterested Love starring Dmitri Orlovskiy as Michailytsch, written by Leonid Belokurov, story by Vitalii Bianki. Plot summary: An old forester named Michailystych raises a lynx kitten he has found, whose mother was killed by a bear. He becomes fond of it and names it Kunak [Buddy]; then he loses Kunak to some poachers who sell him to a circus. Kunak escapes the circus and finds his way back to Michailystsch.

Cast and crew: Agasi Babayan, Vladimir Orlovski, Sonia Vasarov



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Rio Lobo (1970) - (John Wayne) Turkish one-sheet

Rio Lobo (1970) - (John Wayne) Turkish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Turkish one-sheet poster for the 1970 Howark Hawks film Rio Lobo starring John Wayne as Colonel Cord McNally, based on a story by Burton Wohl with screenplay by Burton Wohl and Leigh Brackett. Plot summary: After the US Civil War, former Union Colonel Cord McNally takes it upon himself with the help of some former Confederate soldiers to find a traitor who sold information to the South during the war. When they reach the town of Rio Lobo they find it has been taken over by a band of outlaws under leadership of the traitor they are looking for.

Cast and crew: Howard Hawks, Burton Wohl, Leigh Brackett, John Wayne, Jennifer O'Neal, Jorge Rivero, Jack Elam, Christopher Mitchum, Victor French, Susana Dosamantes, Sherry Lansing, David Huddleston, Mike Henry, Bill Williams, Jim Davis, Dean Smith, Robert Donner, George Plimpton



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The Right Stuff (1983) - (Sam Shepard) US one-sheet

The Right Stuff (1983) - (Sam Shepard) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" US one-sheet for the 1983 Philip Kaufman film The Right Stuff based on the 1979 book by Tom Wolfe, screenplay by Philip Kaufman and starring Sam Shepard as Chuck Yeager. Plot Summary: This film dramatizes the early years of the American space program beginning in 1947 with tests of the Bell X-1 through 1963 with the launch of the Mercury Atlas 9, the flight on which the last American flew into space alone.

Cast and crew: Philip Kaufman, Tom Wolfe, Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Barbara Hershey, Kim Stanley, Veronica Cartwright, Pamela Reed, Scott Paulin, Charles Frank, Lance Henriksen, Donald Moffat, Levon Helm, Mary Jo Deschanel



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Monday, December 21, 2015

Richard Pryor Here and Now (1983) - US one-sheet

Here and Now (1983) - (Richard Pryor) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" US one-sheet for the 1983 Richard Pryor live performance film Here and Now made in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 1983. Richard Pryor is currently listed as Number 1 on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians.



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The Revengers (1972) - (William Holden) US one-sheet

The Revengers (1972) - (William Holden) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1972 Daniel Mann film The Revengers based on a story by Steven W. Carabatsos, screenplay by Wendell Mayes and starring William Holden as John Benedict. Plot summary: John Benedict is a rancher whose ranch is destroyed and his family massacred by a gang of outlaws. He recruits a team of convicts to act as a posse and sets out to get revenge.

Cast and crew: Daniel Mann, Wendell Mayes, Steven W. Carabatsos, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Woody Strode, Susan Hayward, Roger Hanin, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Jorge Luke, Jorge Martinez de Hoyos, Arthur Hunnicutt, Warren Vanders, Larry Pennell, John Kelly, Scott Holden, James Daughton, Lorraine Chanel, Raul Perez Prieto



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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Babes in Toyland (R1961) - (Laurel & Hardy) US one-sheet

Babes in Toyland (R1961) - (Laurel and Hardy) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40.25" US one-sheet for a 1961 rerelease of the 1934 Gus Meins and Charley Rogers film Revenge is Sweet AKA March of the Wooden Soldiers AKA Babes in Toyland based on a screenplay by Frank Butler and Nick Grinde and starring Stan Laurel as Stannie Dum and Oliver Hardy as Ollie Dee. Plot Summary: Stan and Ollie try to borrow money to save Mother Peep's shoe by paying off her mortgage, but things do not go well and they end up trying to save Toyland itself from the Evil Barnaby's bogeymen.

Cast and crew: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Charlotte Henry, Felix Knight, Henry Brandon, Florence Roberts, Virginia Karns, Marie Wilson, Johnny Downs, Frank Butler, Nick Grinde, Anna Alice Chapin



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The Return of the Whistler (1948) - (Michael Duane) Argentine one-sheet

Return of the Whistler (1948) - (Michael Duane) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster derived directly from the design of the US one-sheet for the 1948 D. Ross Lederman film The Return of the Whistler based on a story by Cornell Woolrich, screenplay by Edward Bock and Maurice Tombragel and starring Michael Duane as Theodore Anthony Nichols. This was the eighth and final in the "Whistler" series of films produced by Columbia Pictures based on the popular radio serial of the same title; it was the only one in the series in which Richard Dix was not the star. Plot Summary: Ted Nichols has mechanical problems with his car late at night while driving through a small town with his fiance Alice [Lenore Aubert]. Not wishing to sleep with Alice before they are married, Ted leaves her at a hotel while he goes to the next town for repairs. When he returns the next day Alice is missing; he soon learns she has been kidnapped.

Cast and crew: Michael Duane, Lenore Aubert, Richard Lane, James Cardwell, Ann Shoemaker, Sarah Padden, Wilton Graff, Olin Howland, Edward Bock, D. Ross Lederman, Maurice Tombragel, Cornell Woolrich, James Cardwell, Ann Shoemaker, Sarah Padden



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Friday, December 18, 2015

Red River (R1965) - (John Wayne) Spanish one-sheet

Red River (R1965) - (John Wayne) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish poster by an unknown designer for a 1965 rerelease of the 1948 Howard Hawks and Arthur Rosson film Red River based on the 1946 Borden Chase Saturday Evening Post serial "Blazing Guns on the Chisholm Trail," screenplay by Borden Chase and Charles Schnee and starring John Wayne as Thomas Dunson. Plot summary: Thomas Dunson is a cattle rancher who starts a ranch in Texas and leads a cattle drive to Abilene which is the first use of what eventually becomes known as the Chisholm Trail. The story is punctuated by trouble with indians, territorial disputes, gunfights and conflicts over women.

Cast and crew: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan, Coleen Gray, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Noah Beery Jr., Borden Chase, Charles Schnee, Harry Carey, John Ireland, Chief Yowlachie, Paul Fix, Hank Worden, Mickey Kuhn, Ray Hyke, Hal Taliaferro, Dan White, Shelley Winters, Slim Pickens, Robert M. Lopez, Wally Wales



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Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Red Pony (1949) - (Robert Mitchum) Undated Mexican rerelease one-sheet

The Red Pony (1949) - (Robert Mitchum) undated Mexican rerelease one-sheet

This is an undated 27" x 36.5" Mexican rerelease one-sheet poster designed by Vidal for the 1949 Lewis Milestone film The Red Pony based on novella and screenplay by John Steinbeck and starring Robert Mitchum as Billy Buck. Plot summary: Billy Buck helps Tom Tiflin [Peter Miles] raise and train a pony he has received as a gift from his father [Sheppert Strudwick]. When the pony gets out of the stable and dies Tom blames Billy; Billy feels remorse and decides to make amends by giving Tom another colt.

Cast and crew: Robert Mitchum, Myrna Loy, John Steinbeck, Lewis Milestone, Louis Calhern, Shepperd Sgtrudwick, Peter Miles, Margaret Hamilton, Patty King, Jackie Jackson, Beau Bridges, Don Reynolds, Nino Tempo, Tommy Sheridan



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