Saturday, January 30, 2016

Skyjacked (1972) - (Charlton Heston) US one-sheet

Skyjacked (1972) - (Charlton Heston) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" one-sheet poster for the 1972 John Guillermin film Skyjacked based on the 1970 David Harper novel Hijacked, screenplay by Stanley R. Greenberg and starring Charlton Heston as Captain Henry O'Hara. Plot summary: A Vietnam veteran named Sergeant Jerome K. Weber [James Brolin] hijacks a passenger aircraft, diverts it from its Minneapolis route to Anchorage Alaska and demands to be flown to Moscow.

Cast and crew: John Guillermin, Charlton Heston, James Brolin, David Harper, Claude Akins, Jeanne Crain, Susan Dey, Roosevelt Grier, Mariette Hartley, Walter Pidgeon, Ken Swofford, Leslie Uggams, Ross Elliott, Nicholas Hammond, Mike Henry, Jayson Kane, Stanley R. Greenberg, Leslie Uggams, Yvette Mimieux, Walter Pidgeon, Jeanne Crain, Roosevelt Grier



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Sky Riders (1976) - (James Coburn) US one-sheet

Sky Riders (1976) - (James Coburn) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1976 Douglas Hickox film Sky Riders AKA Assault on th Forbidden Fortress based on a story by Hall T. Sprague and Bill McGaw, screenplay by Jack DeWitt, Stanley Mann and Garry Michael White and stawrring James Coburn as Jim McCabe. Plot summary: Ellen Bracken, [Susannah York] the wife of international industrialist Jonas Bracken, [Robert Culp] are kidnapped from their home in Athens Greece by a revolutionary terrorist group and taken to an abandoned monastery on a remote island. Ellen's ex-husband Jim McCabe hires a team of professional hang gliders to mount a rescue attempt.

Cast and crew: Douglas Hickox, Hall T. Sprague, Bill McGaw, Jack DeWitt, Stanley Mann, Garry Michael White, James Coburn, Susannah York, Robert Culp, Charles Aznavour, Harry Andrews, John Beck, Zouzou, Kenneth Griffith, Werner Pochath, Antonis Antypas, Telis Zotos, Nikos Tsachiridis, Ernie F. Orsatti, Barbara Trentham, Henry Brown



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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sins of Madeleine (1947) - (Hedy Lamarr) US lobby card

Sins of Madeleine (1947) - (Hedy Lamarr) US lobby card

This is an 11" x 14" undated rerelease US lobby card for the 1947 Robert Stevenson film Sins of Madeleine AKA Dishonored Lady based on the 1930 play Dishonored Lady by Edward Sheldon and Margaret Ayer, screenplay by Edmund H. North and starring Hedy Lamarr as Madeleine Damien. Plot summary: Madeleine Damien is a fashion editor at a slick Manhattan magazine called Boulevard. The pressures of work cause her to attempt suicide, after which she seeks the help of a psychiatrist. On his advice she quits her job, moves into a smaller flat, adopts a new identity, takes up new interests and acquires new friends.

Cast and crew: Robert Stevenson, Edward Sheldon, Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder, William Lundigan, Morris Carnovsky, Natalie Schafer, Paul Cavanaugh, Douglass Dumbrille, Margaret Hamilton



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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sinister Journey (1948) - (William Boyd) Mexican lobby card

Sinister Journey (1948) - (William Boyd) Mexican lobby card

This is a 16.5" x 12.5" Mexican lobby card for the 1948 George Archainbaud film Sinister Journey AKA Two Gun Territory AKA Jornada Sangrienta based on characters by Clarence E. Mulford, screenplay by Doris Schroeder and starring William Boyd as Hopalong Cassidy. Plot summary: Lee Garvin [John Kellogg] is falsely accused of killing railroad executive Tom Smith [Stanley Andrews]. Hoppy knows Lee is innocent and has a plan to clear his name.

Cast and crew: George Archainbaud, William Boyd, Elaine Riley, Andy Clyde, Rand Brooks, Lewis J. Rachmil, Clarence E. Mulford, John Kellog, Don Haggerty, Stanley Andrews, Harry Strang, John Butler, Herbert Rawlinson, Will Orleans, Wayne C. Treadway



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Monday, January 25, 2016

Charade (1963) - (Audrey Hepburn) Belgian poster

Charade (1963) - (Audrey Hepburn) Belgian poster

This is a 14" x 22" Belgian poster for the 1963 Stanley Donen film Charade based on story by Mark Behm and Peter Stone, screenplay by Peter Stone and starring Audrey Hepburn as Regina Lampert. Plot summary: After a World War II OSS operation Regina Lampert returns from vacation to her Paris apartment to find that her husband is dead, her apartment is empty and a CIA administrator and three other men are trying to locate $250,000 in gold they think her late husband stole during the failed operation before he died. They believe it is in her possession. Reggie falls in love with a man [Carey Grant] she met on vacation at a ski resort whose identity keeps changing and who has followed her to Paris.

Cast and crew: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, Henry Mancini, Peter Stone, Mark Behm, Stanley Donen", James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, Jacques Marin, Paul Bonifas, Thomas Chelimisky



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The Devil Rides Out (1968) - (Christopher Lee) Belgian poster

The Devil Rides Out (1968) - (Christopher Lee) Belgian poster

This is a 13.5" x 21.5" Belgian poster designed by Paul Jamin for the 1968 Terence Fisher Hammer Production film The Devil Rides Out AKA The Devil's Bride based on the 1934 Dennis Wheatley novel The Devil Rides Out with screenplay by Richard Matheson and starring Christopher Lee as Nicholas, Duc de Richeleau. Plot summary: In 1929 in south England investigating the strange behavior of a friend's son, Nicholas Duc de Richleau, an expert on esoteric doctrine, determines that Simon Aaron [Patrick Mower] is involved with black magic and the occult. With the help of Rex Van Ryn [Leon Greene] Richleau rescues Simon and another young initiate named Tanith Carlisle [Nike Arrighi] from a death-worshipping cult. The rescue event disrupts a ritual on Salisbury Plain at which the Devil himself makes an appearance as the Goat of Mendes. Afterwards the rescue party is followed by the occult group's leader Mocata [Charles Gray], who has a psychic connection to the two initiates. He later conjures the angel of death in a series of nighttime black magic attacks. Richleau repels the angel, but it kills Tanith and kidnaps Peggy Eaton, [Rosalyn Landor] a young girl living with her parents in the home where they have taken refuge.

Cast and crew: Paul Jamin, Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Nike Arrighi, Leon Greene, Patrick Mower, Sarah Lawson, Dennis Wheatley, Terence Fisher, Richard Matheson, Paul Eddington, Rosalyn Landor, Russell Waters



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Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Boy and His Dog (1975) - (Don Johnson) Belgian poster

A Boy and His Dog (1975) - (Don Johnson) Belgian poster

This is a 14.5" x 21.5" Belgian poster designed by Vanni Tealdi and Rene Ferracci for the 1975 L. Q. Jones film A Boy and His Dog based on the 1966 novella by Harlan Ellison, screenplay by L.Q. Jones and starring Don Johnson as Vic. Plot summary: After World War IV in what was once the southwestern US, Vic forages the devastated post-apocalyptic landscape for food and women with the help of his brilliant dog Blood, [voiced by Tim McIntire] with whom he communicates telephathically. He finds food for the dog, the dog finds women for him. With the help of a woman Blood has located for him named Quilla June Holmes, [Susanne Benton] Vic finds the portal to a sophisiticated underground society where life as it once existed above ground has been mechanically preserved, complete with artificial biosphere. Vic does not realize Quilla was planted as bait by agents from the underground to lure him into their world for use as a badly needed fertile male.

Cast and crew: L. Q. Jones, Harlan Ellison, Vanni Tealdi, Rene Ferracci, Tim McIntire, Alvy Moore, Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Alvy Moore, Helene Winston, Jason Robards, Charles McGraw, Hal Baylor, Ron Feinberg, Michael Rupert, Don Carter, Michael Hershman



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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

Showdown at Boot Hill (1958) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US poster for the 1958 Gene Fowler Jr. film Showdown at Boot Hill sritten by Louis Vites and starring Charles Bronson as Luke Welsh. Plot summary: Deputy Marshall Luke Welsh goes to Mound City to serve an arrest warrant on a murderer named Con Maynor [Thomas Browne Henry] and take him to St. Louis for trial. Maynor draws on the marshall and the marshall kills him. Although he was a murderer, Maynor had many friends in Mound City; the marshall has trouble finding anyone who will identify the body because people don't want him to collect a reward for killing their friend.

Cast and crew: Charles Bronson, Robert Hutton, John Carradine, Carole Matthews, Fintan Meyler, Gene Fowler Jr., Louis Vites, Paul Maxey, Thomas Browne Henry, William Stevens, Martin Smith, Joe McGuinn, George Douglas, Mike Mason, George Pembroke, Argentina Brunetti, Ed Wright



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The Silence (1963) - (dir: Ingmar Bergman) Turkisn one-sheet

The Silence (1963) - (dir: Ingmar Bergman) Turkish one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 39" Turkish poster for the 1963 Ingmar Bergman 96-minute black-and-white film The Silence AKA Trystnaden written by Ingmar Bergman and starring Ingrid Thulin as Ester. This film is an important breakthrough historically for Bergman and is also seen as the third part of what is known as his Spiritual Trilogy. Plot summary: Two sisters and a ten-year-old boy named Johan [Jorgen Lindstrom] are returning home through a fictitious Central European country on the brink of war. The sisters do not understand each other or communicate well. Ester is ill and trying to work as a translator, while Johan's mother Anna [Gunnel Lindblom] is more interested in exploring and meeting people, especially men. Johan looks for other amusements, such as playful encounters with a group of Spanish dwarves residing at their hotel in a town called Timoka.

Cast and crew: Ingrid Thulin, Ingmar Bergman, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten, Hakan Jahnberg, Jorgen Lindstrom



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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Showdown at Abilene (1956) - (Jock Mahoney) Argentine one-sheet

Showdown at Abilene (1956) - (Jock Mahoney) Argentine poster

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster using art by Reynold Brown for the 1956 Charles F. Haas film Showdown at Abilene based on the short story "Gunshy" by Clarence Upson Young, screenplay by Berne Giler and starring Jock Mahoney as Jim Trask. Plot summary: Jim Trask was once sheriff of Abilene until he went to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War. When he returns he finds everyone thinks he is dead and his old friend David Mosely [Lyle Bettger] is now engaged to his old sweetheart Peggy Bigelow [Martha Hyer]. Mosely and the area's ranchers are also feuding with the local farmers over land use. Trask resumes his work as sheriff at the insistence of David Mosely. He reluctantly agrees to this because of a sense of obligation to Mosely, since he inadvertently killed his brother Tad during the war. Trask immediately begins enforcing a local law requiring visitors to turn in firearms while in Abilene. The film was remade in 1967 as Gunfight in Abilene starring Bobby Darin.

Cast and crew: Berne Giler, Clarence Upson Young, Jock Mahoney, Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger, David Janssen, Grant Williams, Ted de Corsia, Charles F. Haas, Howard Christie, Harry Harvey, Dayton Lummis, Richard H. Cutting, Rogert G. Anderson, John Maxwell, Lane Bradford, Reynold Brown



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Monday, January 18, 2016

The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) - (Gene Wilder) US one-sheet

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) - (Gene Wilder) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1975 Gene Wilder film The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother, written by Gene Wilder and starring Gene Wilder as Sigerson Holmes. Plot summary: In the year 1891 in London, Sigerson Holmes is jealous of his more famous older brother, whom he derisively calls "Sheer Luck Holmes"; he is looking for a chance to outdo him by solving an important case.

Cast and crew: Gene Wilder, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Albert Finney, Madeline Kahn, Roy Kinnear, John Le Mesurier, Leo McKern, George Silver, Thorley Walters, Douglas Wilmer, Nicholas Smith, John Hollis, Aubrey Morris, Tommy Godfrey, Susan Field, Mel Brooks, John Brennan



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A Bit of Fear [شئ من الخوف] (Shadia) - (1969) Egyptian one-sheet

A Bit of Fear [شئ من الخوف] (1969) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

This film was directed by Hussein Kamal based on a story by Tharwat Abaza, with screenplay and dialogue by Sabry Ezzat; the cinematography was done by Ahmed Khorshed; it is on Ahmad Al-Hadari's 2007 list of the 100 most important Egyptian films. The poster was designed by Mohamed Hussein. Plot Summary: Atris the grandson became the image of his grandfather in cruelty, violence, tyranny and crime. He ruled the life of his village with the terror he imposed upon its inhabitants. He had loved Fouada since she was a child but she refused him after he came to resemble his grandfather in spirit and action. Atris courted Fouada and asked her father for her hand in marriage but Fouada refused the marriage. Her father feared Atris's anger, and instead of announcing her refusal of the marriage he announced her agreeent to it. Atris was overjoyed when he heard this news, but Sheikh Ibrahim incited the people against Atris and his gang, declaring that his marriage to Fouada had been cancelled. Ignoring Atris's orders, Fouada allowed water to flow into the lands of the farmers after he had denied it to them. The people defied Atris and his gang and burned his mansion while he was in it.

Cast and crew: Shadia, Hussein Kamal, Sabry Ezzat, Amal Zayed, Yehia Chahine, Mohammed Tawfik, Mahmoud Moursy, Ahmed Khorshed, Salah Nazmi, Tharwat Abaza, Sabry Ezzat



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Sunday, January 17, 2016

She (R1949) - (Helen Gahagan) US Lobby Card

She (1935) - (Helen Gahagan) US Lobby Card

This is an 11" x 14" US lobby card for a 1949 rerelease of the 1935 Lansing C. Holden and Irving Pichel film She based on the 1887 novel by H. Rider Haggard with screenplay by Ruth Rose and Dudley Nichols and starring Helen Gahagan as She. The film usess elements from all of Haggard's books in this series, She, She and Allan, Ayesha, The Return of She and Wisdom's Daughter. In this story She is the "Ageless Ice Goddess," rather than the immortal queen of a slave tribe in a subterranean African kingdom. According to Wikipedia, the She in this film was the ispiration two years later for the evil queen in Walt Disney's 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Plot summary: Leo Vincey [Randolph Scott] has heard from his uncle that 500 years earlier his ancestors had visited a lost land where the secret of immortality was to be found inside a mystic fire. Vincey sets out with Tanya, [Helen Mack] the daughter of a guide, across the frozen Russian Arctic. They find a hidden civilization called Kor where She rules as immortal queen. She believes Vincey is her long-lost lover and that he is destined to rule with her after she makes him immortal.

Cast and crew: Lansing C. Holden, Irving Pichel, H. Rider Haggard, Helen Gahagan, Randolph Scott, Helen Mack, Nigel Bruce, Ruth Rose, Dudley Nichols



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Friday, January 15, 2016

Shaft (2000) - (Samuel L. Jackson) Egyptian one-sheet

Shaft (2000) - (Samuel L. Jackson) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38" Egyptian one-sheet poster for the 2000 John Singleton film Shaft starring Samuel L. Jackson as John Shaft based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman, story by John Singleton, screenplay by Richard Price, John Singleton and Shane Salerno and starring Samuel L. Jackson as John Shaft. Plot summary: New York City Police Detective John Shaft investigates the racially motivated murder of Trey Howard [Mekhi Phifer] at the hands of Walter Wade Jr., [Christian Bale] the son of a real estate tycoon. Shaft learns that Diane Palmieri [Toni Collette] has witnessed the murder, but on the trial date she is unavailabe to testify so Wade is released and goes to Switzerland. When Wade returns two years later Shaft arrests him again. When Wade is released on bail again, Shaft quits his job and takes matters into his own hands.

Cast and crew: John Singleton, Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams, Ernest Tidyman, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Busta Rhymes, Dan Hedaya, Toni Collette, Richard Roundtree, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Josef Sommer, Lynne Thigpen, Philip Bosco, Pat Hingle, Lee Tergesen, Daniel von Bergen



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Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula (1979) - (Peter Cushing) US one-sheet

The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula (1979) - (Peter Cushing) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US 1979 rerelease one-sheet poster for the 1974 Roy Ward Baker film The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires reissued under the title The Seven Brothers Meet Dracula written by Don Houghton and starring Peter Cushing as Professor Lawrence Van Helsing. This film was a Hammer/Shaw Brothers production. Plot summary: In 1804 Kah, [Chan Shen] a Chinese vampire priest, goes to Transylvania and persuades Count Dracula [John Forbes-Robertson] to go to China to help the Golden Vampires recover their power. When Dracula does this he takes on the body of the Chinese vampire priest. In China, Dracula gets into a deadly fight with vampire hunter Lawrence Van Helsing.

Cast and crew: Don Houghton, Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege, Robin Stewart I, Shen Chan, Mames Ma, Fong Lah Ann, Liu Hoy Ling, Chia Yung Liu, Wong Han Chan, Chien Tien Loong, Han Chen Wang, Szu Shih, John Forbes Robertson, Robert Hanna, James Ma, Hark-On Fung, Tien Lung Chen



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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Serpent's Egg (1977) - (dir: Ingmar Bergman) Spanish one-sheet

The Serpent's Egg (1977) - (dir: Ingmar Bergman) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish poster for the 1977 Ingmar Bergman film The Serpent's Egg AKA Das Schlangenei written by Ingmar Bergman and starring Liv Ullman as Manuela Rosenberg. Plot summary: In the wake of World War I in Germany Abel Rosenberg [David Carradine] is living in poverty in the city of Berlin with his sister Manuela, a prostitute. Abel takes a job with Professor Hans Vergerus [Heinz Bennent] a week after his brother Max has committed suicide, and moves into Professor Vergerus's apartment. He is drawn into a privately-funded clinical organization engaged in sadistic experimentation testing the limits of human endurance in a variety of psychological and physical ways.

Cast and crew: Gert Frobe, Ingmar Bergman, David Carradine, Liv Ullman, Heinz Bennent, Toni Berger, Christian Berkel, Paula Braend, Erna Brunell, Paul Burks, Gaby Dohm, Emil Feist, Kai Fischer, Georg Hartmann, Edith Heerdegen, Klaus Hoffman



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Monday, January 11, 2016

The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) - (Glenn Ford) Argentine one-sheet

The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) - (Glenn Ford) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster closely derived from the design of the US poster for the 1951 Michael Gordon film The Secret of Convict Lake based on a story by Anna Hunger and Jack Pollexfen, screenplay by Oscar Saul and starring Glenn Ford as Jim Canfield. Plot summary: In 1871 Jim Canfield is in a Carson City prison after being framed and wrongly convicted of murder and robbery. In September he escapes with five other convicts and makes his way to Lake Monte Diablo, where he intends to retaliate against Rudy Schaeffer [Harry Carter] for falsely testifying against him. When he arrives he finds Rudy's fiancee Marcia Stoddard [Gene Tierney] instead and falls in love with her.

Cast and crew: Michael Gordon, Anna Hunger, Jack Pollexfen, Gene Tierney, Glenn Ford, Ethel Barrymore, Zachary Scott, Ann Dvorak, Barbara Bates, Cyril Cusack, Richard Hylton, Helen Westcott, Jeanette Nolan, Ruth Donnelly, Harry Carter



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