Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Vampire and the Ballerina (R1962) - (Helene Remy) US three-sheet

The Vampire and the Ballerina (R1962) - (Helene Remy) US three-sheet

This is a 41" x 81" US three-sheet poster made to promote a 1962 rerelease of the 1960 Renato Polaselli film The Vampire and the Ballerina AKA L'amante del vampiro based on story and screenplay by Ernesto Gastaldi, Giuseppe Pellegrini and Renato Polaselli and starring Helene Remy as Luisa. Plot summary: A troupe of beautiful young dancers is stranded in an old castle; the castle is inhabited by vampires the dancers do not recognize at first.

Cast and crew: Helene Remy, Ernesto Gastaldi, Giuseppe Pellegrini, Maria Luisa Rolando, Walter Brandi, Tina Gloriani, Ernesto Castaldi, Renato Polselli, Isarco Ravaioli, Gino Turini, Pier Ugo Gragnani, Brigitte Castor, Lut Maryk, Obretta Ostenda, Bava Sanni, Marisa Qattrini, Giorgio Braccesi, Titti Valeri, Stefania Sabatini, Franca Licastro



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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Ursus in the Land of Fire (1963) - (Ed Fury) Italian four-sheet

Ursus in the Land of Fire (1963) - (Ed Fury) Italian four-sheet

This is a 54" x 79" Italian four-sheet poster designed by G. Di Stefano to promote the 1963 Giorgio Simonelli Italian peplum film Ursus in the Land of Fire AKA Son of Hercules in the Land of Fire based on a story by Luciano Martino, screenplay by Marcello Ciorciolini and starring Ed Fury as Ursus. Plot summary: When Ursus appears at a tournament he also challenges the authority of the cruel King Hamilan. After the tournament he is arrested and enslaved, but he breaks free and a revolt starts. Ursus kills the king and rescues Princess Diana, [Luciana Gilli] the previous king's virtuous daughter.

Cast and crew: Giorgio Simonelli, Luciano Martino, Marcello Ciorciolini, Ed Fury, Claudia Mori, Adiriano Micantoni, Luciana Gilli, Nando Tamberlani, Pietro Ceccarelli, Giuseppe Addobbati, Tom Felleghy, Claudia Giannotti, Nino Fuscagni, Giulio Mauroni, Diego Pozzetto



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Monday, March 28, 2016

The Undefeated (1969) - (John Wayne) Spanish one-sheet

The Undefeated (1969) - (John Wayne) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish one-sheet poster designed by Max for the 1969 Andrew V. McLaglen film The Undefeated based on a story by Stanley Hough, screenplay by James Lee Barrett and starring John Wayne as Colonel John Henry Thomas. Plot summary: In the final days of the American Civil War, Union Colonel John Henry Thomas and his men drive a herd of 3,000 horses into Mexico to be sold in Durango. Colonel James Langdon [Rock Hudson] and his regiment of Confederate soldiers feel the war has deprived them of their homes and decide to join the French invasion of Mexico led by Emperor Maximilian. When they arrive in Mexico General Rojas [Antonio Aguilar] intercepts and holds them hostage to be exchanged for the herd of horses Colonel Thomas is bringing. When he arrives, the colonel has other ideas.

Cast and crew: Andrew V. McLaglen, James Lee Barrett, Stanley Hough, Antonio Aguilar, John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Roman Gabriel, Marian McCargo, Lee Meriwether, Merlin Olsen, Melissa Newman, Bruce Cabot, Jan-Michael Vincent, Ben Johnson, Edward Faulkner, Harry Carey Jr., Paul Fix, Royal Dano



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Under Fire (1983) - (Nick Nolte) US one-sheet

Under Fire (1983) - (Nick Nolte) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1983 Roger Spottiswoode film Under Fire based on a screenplay by Clayton Frohman and Ron Shelton, story by Clayton Frohman and starring Nick Nolte as photojournalist Russell Price. Plot summary: While covering the 1979 Nicaraguan revolution Russell Price abandons his professional neutrality and takes the side of the rebels.

Cast and crew: Clayton Frohman, Ron Shelton, Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Jean-Louis Trintingnant, Richard Masur, Ed Harris, Roger Spottiswoode, Alma Martinez, Holly Palance, Ella Laboriel, Samuel Zarzosa, Jonathan Zarzosa, Raul Picasso, Oswaldo Doria, Fernando Elizondo, Hamilton Camp, Richard Masur, Pat Metheny



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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happiness Hotel فندق السعادة (Nadia El Guindy) - (1968) Egyptian one-sheet

Happiness Hotel فندق السعادة (1968) - (Nadia El Guindy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Wael for the 1968 Fatin Abel Wahab film Happiness Hotel [فندق السعادة] with story, screenplay and dialogue by Faruq Sabri and starring Nadia El Guindy as Nagwa. The film was made in Syria. Plot summary: Ahmed Bey [Ahmed Ramzy] went to the airport to catch a plane to England, but the flight was delayed. When he went back home to his mansion he found his domestic help had converted it to a hotel and were renting it to tourists. The servants changed everything back the way it was but when Ahmed came back later the same night he found Mona [Shams El-Baroudy] and Magda [Nadia El Guindy] sleeping there. They attacked him because they thought he was a thief, but later it became clear that he was the owner of the house and that Nagwa was in love with his servant Saeed [Shoushou].

Cast and crew: Nadia EL Guindy, Shams El-Barudy, Abdel Monein Ibrahim, Ahmed Ramzy, Fatin Abdel Wahab, Shoushou, Hassan Alaeddin, Shafiq Hassan, Ibrahim Marashli



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Friday, March 25, 2016

I Won't Forget You [بفكر في اللي ناسيني] - (Hind Rostom) - (1959) Egyptian one-sheet

I Won't Forget You [بفكر في اللي ناسيني] (1959) - (Hind Rostom) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster designed by Walid Wahig for the 1959 Houssam El-Din Mustafa film I Won't Forget You [بفكر في اللي ناسيني based on a screenplay by Mohamed Osmani, story and dialogue by Abdel Hamid Gawda al-Sahar and starring Hind Rostom as Sawsan. Plot summary: Laila [Fayrouz] was in love with Engineer Hossam [Shukry Sarhan] and he wanted to propose to her, but her family would not allow them to marry until her big sister Sawsan married. Although Sawsan was beautiful and very appealing, nobody wanted to marry her because she was too egotistical and greedy. Then she suddenly became obsessed with Hossam and married him; Laila had a breakdown. After that Hossam's friend Kamal [Rushdy Abaza] instantly fell in love with Sawsan when she flirted with him, seemingly oblivious of Sawsan's marriage to his friend Hossam. Kamal turned his back on his wife and became so crazy about Sawsan that he quarreled with her when he found her talking to another man, so she yanked a heavy statue from a mantle and struck him on the head with it, killing him. They gave Sawsan a ten-year jail sentence; when Hossam heard what had happened he went back to his first love Laila, whom he had never forgotten.

Cast and crew: Hind Rostom, Fayrouz, Houssam El-Din Mustafa, Rushdy Abaza, Zahrat El-Ola, Shukry Sarhan, Mohamed Osmani, Abdel Hamid Gawda al-Sahar, Ferdoos Mohammed, Fouad Shafik, Salah Nazmi, Yasmin



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Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) - (Burt Lancaster) Spanish one-sheet

Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977) - (Burt Lancaster) Spanish poster

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish poster for the 1977 Robert Aldrich film Twilight's Last Gleaming based on the 1977 novel of the same title by Walter Wager, screenplay by Ronald M. Cohen and Edward Huebsch and starring Burt Lancaster as General Lawrence Dell. Plot summary: Lawrence Dell is a renegade US Air Force general who infiltrates and takes over an ICBM complex he once helped design. He then contacts the president of the United States David Stevens [Charles Durning] and demands a public admission that the US government fought the Vietnam war knowing it could not win, simply as a propaganda measure aimed at manipulating the Soviet Union. Cast and crew: Ronald M. Cohen, Edward Huebsch, Walter Wager, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Robert Aldrich, Charles Durning, Paul Winfield, Joseph Cotten, Roscoe Lee Browne, Melvyn Douglas, Richard Jaeckel, William Marshall, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Paul Winfield, Burt Young, Charles Aldman, Leif Erickson, Charles McGraw, Morgan Paull



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21 Hours at Munich (1976) - (William Holden) Spanish one-sheet

21 Hours at Munich (1976) - (William Holden) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish poster for the 1976 William A. Graham film 21 Hours at Munich based on the 1975 Serge Groussard novel The Blood of Israel, screenplay by Edward Hume and Howard Fast and starring William Holden as Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber. Plot summary: Members of the Palestinian Black September attack the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Olympics, killing two and holding nine others hostage, in exchange for whom they demand the release of hundreds of Arab prisoners in Israeli jails. Munich Chief of Police Manfred Schreiber negotiates with the Palestinians and tries to delay meeting their demands. The film was originally made for TV in the USA but was also released theatrically in several countries.

Cast and crew: William A. Graham, Serge Groussard, Edward Hume, Howard Fast, William Holden, Franco Nero, Shirley Knight, Anthony Quayle, Richard Baseheart, Noel Willman, Georg Marischka, Else Quecke, Michael Degen, Djamchid Soheili, Walter Kohut, Jan Niklas, Ernest Lenart, Osman Ragheb, James Hurley



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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Turning Point (1952) - (William Holden) Argentine one-sheet

The Turning Point (1952) - (William Holden) Argentine poster

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster for the 1952 William Dieterle film The Turning Point based on the Horace McCoy novel Storm in the City, screenplay by Warren Duff and starring William Holden as Jerry McKibbon. Plot summary: Los Angeles District Attorney John Conroy [Edmond O'Brien] is trying to crack down on a crime syndicate, but the syndicate has many city officials under its control. Newspaper man and old friend Jerry McKibbon helps him, but he does not think Conroy is up to the job. The film was inspired by Senator Estes Kefauver's committee hearings in 1950-1951 on organized crime.

Cast and crew: William Dieterle, Horace McCoy, Warren Duff, William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Tom Tully, Ed Begley, Danny Dayton, Adele Longmire, Ray Teal, Ted de Corsia, Don Porter, Howard Freeman, Neville Brand



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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Trip (1967) - (Peter Fonda) US one-sheet poster

The Trip (1967) - (Peter Fonda) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1967 Roger Corman film The Trip based on a screenplay by Jack Nicholson and starring Peter Fonda as Paul Groves. Plot summary: The "trip" in the film is the journey taken by TV commercial director Paul Groves when he has his first dose of LSD while in the middle of a divorce from his wife Sally [Susan Strasberg]. With psychedelic music and photographic effects the films attempts to simulate the sensations of an LSD experience.

Cast and crew: Roger Corman, Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Salli Sachse, Gram Parsons, Barboura Morris, Judy Lang, Luana Anders, Beach Dickerson, Dick Miller, Caren Bernsen, Michael Nader, Barbara Ransom, Michael Blodgett



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Tropic Zone (1953) - (Ronald Reagan) Belgian poster

Tropic Zone (1953) - (Ronald Reagan) Belgian poster

This is a 21.5" x 13.75" hand litho Belgian poster designed by Wik for the 1953 Lewis R. Foster film Tropic Zone based on the novel of the same title by Tom Gill, screenplay by Lewis R. Foster and starring Ronald Reagan as Dan McCloud. Plot summary: Dan McCloud turns against his corrupt employer Lukats, [John Wengraf] who has a large banana plantation and wants to corner the market. McCloud joins Flanders White, [Rhonda Fleming] a smaller grower, in an effort to organize workers and stop Lucats.

Cast and crew: Tom Gill, Ronald Reagan, Wik, Rhonda Fleming, Estelita Rodriguez, Noah Beery Jr., Grant Withers, Lewis R. Foster, John Wengraf, Argentina Brunetti, Rico Alaniz, Maurice Jara, Pilar Del Rey



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Monday, March 21, 2016

The Trap (1966) - (Oliver Reed) Belgian poster

The Trap (1966) - (Oliver Reed) Belgian poster

This is a 14" x 22" Belgian poster for the 1966 Sidney Hayers film The Trap written by David D. Osborn and starring Rita Tushingham as Eve and Oliver Reed as Jean La Bete. Plot summary: In 19th Century Canada, fur trapper Jean La Bete and Eve, a mute orphan girl, are thrown together as man and wife in a cabin in the wilderness of British Columbia. Eve is slow to accept her rough new husband, who has been imposed upon her in a trade and knows nothing of the niceties of civilized life.

Cast and crew: Oliver Reed, Rita Tushingham, David D. Osborn, George H. Brown, Sidney Hayers, Rex Sevenoaks, Barbara Chilcott, Linda Goranson, Blain Fairman, Walter Marsh, Joseph Golland, Jon Granik, Merv Campone, Reg McReynolds



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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Terrified (1963) - (Rod Lauren) US one-sheet

Terrified (1963) - (Rod Lauren) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1963 Lew Landers B horror film Terrified based on a screenplay by Richard Bernstein and starring Rod Lauren (known offstage as Roger Strunk) as Ken Lewis. Plot summary: A masked lunatic buries his victims alive at a graveyard near a haunted house which is part of an isolated ghost town. As a part of the development of his character while the mystery slowly unfolds, Ken Lewis speaks to David Baker [Steve Drexel] about a paper he is writing on the subject of terror: "I don't know. It might be a lousy paper, but at least it will try to pose the problem that in a world where terror is the main weapon of every country against every other country, how do we live with terror? How do we adjust to it? How do we resist it?" David: "You got it solved?" Ken: "No, I didn't say that, but someday I hope to find an answer. Someday I will."

Cast and crew: Lew Landers, Richard Bernstein, Rod Lauren, Denver Pyle, Steve Drexel, Denver Pyle, Tracy Olsen, Stephen Roberts, Sherwood Keith, Barbara Luddy, Lee Bradley, Ben Frank, Danny Welton, Nona Carver, Michael Fellen, Robert Towers



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Friday, March 18, 2016

The Tenant (1976) - (Roman Polanski) US one-sheet

The Tenant (1976) - (dir: Roman Polanski) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US poster for the 1976 Roman Polanski film The Tenant AKA Le Locataire based on the 1964 Roland Topor novel Le Locataire chimerique, screenplay by Gerard Brach and Roman Polanski and starring Roman Polanski as Trelkovsky. This is the last film in Polanski's Apartment Trilogy after Repulsion and Rosemary's Baby. Plot summary: Trelkovsky rents an apartment in Paris previously occupied by an Egyptologist named Choule who has attempted suicide. Trelkovsky finds his new environment a difficult adjustment because of the strange people around him; he begins hallucinating and taking on some of their characteristics.

Cast and crew: Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet, Shelley Winters, Roman Polanski, Roland topor, Gerald Brach, Bernard Fresson, Lila Kedrova, Claude Dauphin, Claude Pieplu, Rufus, Romain Bouteille, Jacques Monod, Patrice Alexsandre, Jean-Pierre Bagot, Josiane Balasko, Michel Blanc



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Ten to Midnight (1983) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

Ten to Midnight (1983) - (Charles Bronson) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster by an unknown artist for the 1983 J. Lee Thompson film 10 to Midnight based on a screenplay by William Roberts and starring Charles Bronson as Leo Kessler. Plot summary: Leo Kessler is a Los Angeles Dirty Harry, a police inspector who gets personally involved in his investigation of serial woman killer/slasher Warren Stacy [Gene Davis] (a character apparently inspired by the real world careers of Richard Speck and Ted Bundy), and ends up sidestepping some of the rules (tagline: forget what's legal ... do what's right). The film's title is graphically suggested by the drawing of the knifeman in front of a clock, partially superimposed over Bronson's right shoulder.

Cast and crew: J. Lee Thompson, Charles Bronson, Andrew Stevens, Gene Davis, Geoffrey Lewis, Wilford Brimley, Robert F. Lyons, Bert Williams, Iva Lane, Ola Ray, Kelly Preston, Cosie Costa, Paul McCallum, Jeana Keough, June Gilbert



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Ten Wanted Men (1955) - (Randolph Scott) Argentine one-sheet

Ten Wanted Men (1955) - (Randolph Scott) Argentine one-sheet poster

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine hand litho one-sheet by an unknown designer made to promote the 1955 H. Bruce Humberstone film Ten Wanted Men based on a story by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr., screenplay by Kenneth Gamet and starring Randolph Scott as John Stewart. Plot summary: In 19th century southern Arizona, ranchers John Stewart and Wick Campbell [Richard Boone] get into a deadly feud because of Campbell's jealous resentment of the interest shown by his ward Maria Segura [Donna Martell] in Stewart's son Howie [Skip Homeier] and because of Stewart's decision to protect Maria at his ranch from the violently possessive Campbell. Campbell's hired guns go after the Stewart family and steal their cattle. The film includes an early appearance by Lee Van Cleef as Al Drucker, one of Campbell's henchmen.

Cast and crew: H. Bruce Humberstone, Kenneth Gamet, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr., Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Jocelyn Brando, Alfonso Bedoya, Donna Martell, Skip Homeier, Clem Bevans, Leo Gordon, Minor Watson, Lester Matthews, Tom Powers, Dennis Weaver, Lee Van Cleef



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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tammy and the Millionaire (1967) - (Debbie Watson) US one-sheet

Tammy and the Millionaire (1967) - (Debbie Watson) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1967 Leslie Goodwins, Sidney Miller and Ezra Stone film Tammy and the Millionaire starring Debbie Watson as Tammy Tarleton based on the 1948 novel Tammy out of Time and the 1959 novel Tammy Tell Me True by Cid Ricketts Sumner (AKA Bertha Louise Ricketts) and screenplay by George Tibbles. Plot summary: After three successful Tammy movies and a successful TV series, this final Tammy movie was released as an edited version of four half-hour episodes from the 1965 TV series. Tammy is a sweet, polite and precocious country girl looking for love. Speaking in a dialect from the deep south, Tammy sings, engages in gentle humor and outsmarts people who are older and more sophisticated than she is.

Cast and crew: Debbie Watson, Denver Pyle, Frank McGrath, George Furth, Donald Woods, Dorothy Green, George Tibbles, Cid Ricketts Summer, David Macklin, Linda Marshall, Jay Sheffield, Teddy Quinn, Bella Bruck, Andy Albin, Craig Huxley, Roy Roberts, Jeff York



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