Friday, April 29, 2016

Zone Troopers (1985) - (Tim Thomerson) US one-sheet

Zone Troopers (1985) - (Tim Thomerson) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US poster for the 1985 Danny Bilson comedy/science fiction film Zone Troopers written by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo and starring Tim Thomerson as The Sarge. Plot summary: During World War II in Italy some American soldiers find a spaceship that has crashed with its crew of aliens in the forest behind enemy lines. Some Nazi soldiers in the vicinity are also interested in the crash.

Cast and crew: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur, Biff Manard, Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, William Paulson, Peter Boom, Max Turilli, Eugene Brell, John Leamer, Bruce McGuire, Alviero martin, Mike Manderville, Achille Brughnini, Ole Jorgensen, Peter Hintz



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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Young Jesse James (1960) - (Ray Stricklyn) Argentine one-sheet

Young Jesse James (1960) - (Ray Stricklyn) Argentine one-sheet poster

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine poster designed by an unknown artist for the 1960 William F. Claxton film Young Jesse James based on a screenplay by Orville H. Hampton and Jerry Sackheim and starring Ray Stricklyn as Jesse James. Plot summary: After their father is unjustly hanged by Union soldiers and their mother has her arm amputated because of injuries caused by the Union's bombing of their home, Frank [Robert Dix] and Jesse James join Major Charlie Quantrill's [Emile Meyer] Raiders and Cole Younger [Willard Parker] to fight for the Confederacy. The historical accuracy is questionable.

Cast and crew: Jesse James, Ray Stricklyn, Willard Parker, Merry Anders, Robert Dix, Emile Meyer, William Claxton, Orville H. Hampton, Jacklyn O'Donnell, Rayford Barnes, Rex Holman, Boyd Holister, Sheila Bromley, John O'Neill, Leslie Bradley, Norman Leavitt, Lee Kendall, Tyler McVey



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I Accuse (1938) - (Victor Francen) Argentine one-sheet

J'Accuse (1938) - (Victor Francen) Argentine one-sheet poster

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster designed by an unknown artist for the 1938 Abel Gance film J'Accuse AKA I Accuse AKA Yo Acuso written by Abel Gance and starring Victor Francen as Jean Diaz. This is a remake of Gance's 1919 silent film of the same title. Plot summary: Jean Diaz is a soldier who has survived the horrors of the battle of Verdun during World War I, then finds a way to summon the millions of dead from that war so they can march in protest against a new conflict. Moviefanfare has a review by Gary Cahall of the history and making of both the 1919 and 1938 versions of the film.

Cast and crew: Victor Francen, Line Noro, Rene Devillers, Jean-Max, Abel Gance, Stave Passeur, Marie Lou, Jean-Max, Paul Amiot, Jean-Louis Barrault, Marcel Delaitre, Renee Devillers, Romuald Joube, Andre Nox, Georges Rollin, Georges Saillard



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Monday, April 25, 2016

The World of Hans Christian Andersen (1971) - (Japanese Animation) US one-sheet

The World of Hans Christian Andersen (1971) - (Japanese Animation) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1971 Al Kilgore and Chuck McCann film The World of Hans Christian Andersen, directed by Kimio Yabuki, written by Hisashi Inoue and Morihisa Yamamoto, originally produced by Toei Doga of Japan, released in Japan in 1968 based on the works of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and starring Chuck McCann as the dubbed voice of Uncle Oley in the 1971 US version. Plot summary: As the son of a shoemaker, young Hans [Getty Galen] gets the job of helping Uncle Oley, who is the town sandman. Uncle Oley is also a customer who has ordered red shoes from his father. As the town sandman's helper Hans has a series of encounters that provide him with material he uses in his stories later on.

Cast and crew: Chuck McCann, Al Kilgore, Ruth Bailew, Ron Dante, Sidney Filson, Hetty Galen, Earl Hammond, Jim MacGeorge, Linda November, Corinne Orr, Frances Russell, Lionel G. Wilson, Jim Yoham



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W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) - (Burt Reynolds) US one-sheet

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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975) - (Burt Reynolds) US one-sheet Poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1975 John G. Avildsen film W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings written by Thomas Rickman and starring Burt Reynolds as W.W. Bright. Plot summary: In 1957 the Dixie Dancekings are a southern country music band trying to get a break who team up with W.W. Bright, a crook who normally robs SOS gas stations, to help him rob a bank. Bright later helps the band get a break in the music business. The film was the late (1937-2008) guitarist Jerry Reed's debut as an actor in the role of Wayne, lead guitarist for the Dancekings.

Cast and crew: Burt Reynolds, Jerry Reed, Brad Dourif, John G. Avildsen, Thomas Rickman, Conny Van Dyke, Jerry Reed, Ned Beatty, James Hampton, Don Williams, Rick Hurst, Mel Tillis, Furry Lewis, Sherman G. Lloyd, Mort Marshall, Bill McCutcheon, Peg Murray, Roni Stoneman Hemrick



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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) - (Ray Milland) US one-sheet

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) - (Ray Milland) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster designed by Reynold Brown for the 1963 Roger Corman 79-minute color film X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes based on a story by Ray Russell, screenplay by Robert Dillon and Ray Russell and starring Ray Milland as Dr. James Xavier. Plot summary: Dr. James Xavier is a famous California scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a compound that allows one to see through objects when applied to the eyes; he tests it on himself because he believes it will improve the accuracy of his medical diagnoses. He finds the drug's powers go far beyond his expectations and eventually change the appearance of his own eyes in addition to enhancing the power of his eyesight. He decides to wear sunglasses to hide this from other people.

Cast and crew: Roger Corman, Reynold Brown, Robert Dillon, Ray Russell, Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles



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Saturday, April 23, 2016

A World Apart (1988) - (Barbara Hershey) US one-sheet

A World Apart (1988) - (Barbara Hershey) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1988 Chris Menges film A World Apart written by Shawn Slovo and starring Barbara Hershey as Diana Roth (Ruth First). Plot summary: Set in apartheid Johannesburg in 1963, this film tells the story from a teenage girl's point of view of the social ostracization suffered by a white activist family living in a comfortable suburb as they engage in political protest against racial injustice. The teenage girl is Molly Roth played by Jodhi May. The film was winner of the 1989 BAFTA award for best screenplay (Shawn Slovo), 1988 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress (tied between Jodhi May, Barbara Hershey and Linda Mvusi), 1988 Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize (Chris Menges), Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer (Jodhi May), New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director (Chris Menges) and Sweden's 25th Guldagge Awards Best Foreign Language Film.

Cast and crew: Chris Menges, Shawn Slovo, Barbara Hershey, Jodhi May, Chris Menges, Tim Roth, Jeroen Krabbe, Nadime Chalmers, Maria Pilar, Kate Fitzpatrick, Phyllis Naidoo, Linda Mvusi, Carolyn Clayton-Cragg, Yvonne Bryceland, Mackay Tickey, Merav Gruer, Albee Lesotho, Clement Muchachi



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Friday, April 22, 2016

Women in the Night (1948) - (Tala Birell) Belgian poster

Women in the Night (1948) - (Tala Birell) Belgian poster

This is a 14" x 22" Belgian poster designed by Wik to promote the 1948 William Rowland American film Women of the Night AKA Femmes dans la Nuit AKA When Men Are Beasts based on a story by William Rowland, adaptation by Maude Emily Glass, screenplay by Ali Ipar, Robert St. Claire and Edwin V. Westrate and starring Tala Birell as Yvette Aubert. The film was shot in Mexico. Its focus is on crimes against women during World War II. Plot summary: In Shanghai after the war in Europe has ended and before the Japanese surrender, some Nazi officers at the German Officers Club assemble a group of young Chinese women to divert the attention of Japanese officers and scientists from the presence there of a massive secret cosmic death ray, intended for use after the war ends to destroy all the allied nations.

Cast and crew: Tala Birell, William Rowland, Maude Emily Glass, Ali Ipar, Robert St. Claire, Edwin V. Westrate, William Henry, Richard Loo, Virginia Christine, Bernadene Hayes, Gordon Richards, Frances Chung, Jean Brooks, Kathy Frye, Helen Mowery, Benson Fong, Helen Brown, Frederick Giermann, Philip Ahn, Arno Frey



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Woman of the River (1954) - (Sophia Loren) Spanish one-sheet

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Woman of the River (1954) - (Sophia Loren) Spanish one-sheet Poster

This is a 27" x 37" Spanish poster for the 1954 Mario Soldati film Woman of the River AKA The River Girl AKA La donna del fiume based on a story by Ennio Flaiano and Alberto Moravia and starring Sophia Loren as Nives Mongolini. Plot summary: Smuggler Gino Lodi [Rik Battaglia] deserts his girlfriend Nives when he learns she is pregnant. To get revenge Nives reports him to the police and Customs as a smuggler.

Cast and crew: Mario Soldati, Antonio Altoviti, Giorgio Bassani, Ennio Flaiano, Alberto Moravia, Sophia Loren, Gerard Oury, Lise Bourdin, Rik Battaglia, Enrico Olivieri, Guido Celano, Maria Conventi, Edward Flaming, Nino Marchetti, Mimmo Palmara, Franco Polegatti



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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Summer School (1987) - (Mark Harmon) US one-sheet

Summer School (1987) - (Mark Harmon) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1987 Carl Reiner film Summer School based on a story by Stuart Birnbaum, David Dashev and Jeff Franklin, screenplay by Jeff Franklin and starring Mark Harmon as Freddy Shoop. Plot summary: Freddy Shoop is a gym teacher at Ocean Front High School who has to cancel his summer vacation so he can teach a remedial English class. Despite his initial reservations, he is unexpectedly successful.

Cast and crew: Carl Reiner, Stuart Birnbaum, David Dashev, Jeff Franklin, Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Robin Thomas, Patrick Labyorteaux, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Dean Cameron, Gary Riley, Kelly Jo Minter, Ken Olandt, Shawnee Smith, Richard Steven Horvitz, Fabiana Udenio, Francis X. McCarthy, Tom Troupe, Lucy Lee Flippin



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Wizards (1977) - (dir: Ralph Bakhshi) US one-sheet

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Wizards (1977) - (dir: Ralph Bakhshi) US one-sheet Poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1977 Ralph Bakhshi film Wizards written by Ralph Bakhshi and starring Bob Holt as the voice of Avatar. Plot summary: The good wizard Avatar fights his brother the bad wizard Blackwolf [Steve Gravers] in an animated post-apocalyptic world where the forces of magic are pitted against the forces of technology.

Cast and crew: Ralph Bakhshi, Bob Holt, Jesse Welles, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Jim Connell, Steve Gravers, Barbara Sloane, Angelo Grisanti, Hyman Wien, Christopher Tayback, Mark Hamill, Peter Hobbs, Tina Romanus



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The Wizard of Oz (R1982) - (Judy Garland) Spanish one-sheet

The Wizard of Oz (R1982) - (Judy Garland) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Spanish poster designed by Jano for a 1982 rerelease of the 1939 Victor Fleming film The Wizard of Oz based on stories by L. Frank Baum, screenplay by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson and Edgar Allan Woolf and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. Plot summary: A tornado blows Dorothy and her dog Toto out of Kansas into the Land of Oz. There she meets new friends who say the Wizard of Oz will help her get back to Kansas.

Cast and crew: Victor Fleming, L. Frank Baum, Jano, Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, L. Frank Baum, Jack Haley, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewith, Pat Walshe, Clara Blandick, Terry, The Singer Midgets



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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Miramar ميرامار (Shadia) - (1969) Egyptian one-sheet

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Miramar ميرامار (1969) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet Poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster for the 1969 Kamal El Sheikh film Miramar ميرامار based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz and starring Shadia as Zohra. Plot summary: Zohra left her village and went to the Miramar boarding house in Alexandria, where she worked as a maid. There were various classes of people in the boarding house including feudal lords who were resentful of the revolution's nationalization of their land, a former ministry attorney who had lost his influence, the old journalist Amer Wagdi [Imad Hamdi] and Mansour Bahi, [Abdel Rahman Ali] the perplexed man of culture. Sarhan al-Beheiri [Youssef Chaban] was a member of the Socialist Union and his opportunistic side appeared in his effort to steal the company where he worked and in his telling Zohra falsely that he loved her before abandoning her and marrying someone else. Talaba Marzuq [Youssef Wahby] stood by Zohra. The boarding house seemed to be divided into two parts, the first part being the class that had been harmed by the revolution and did nothing but make jokes and womanize as Hosni Alam [Abu Bakr Ezzat] did, and the second part being the young people like Mansour Bahi, the fugitive from the revolution who was arrested. Talaba Redwan was an old journalist who had chosen to live in the shadows. Zohra had been hurt by these circumstances and was planning to leave the boarding house but then the newspaper seller Mahmoud Abul-Abbas [Abdel Moneim Ibrahim] said he wanted to marry her because he loved her.

Cast and crew: Kamal El Sheikh, Shadia, Naguib Mahfouz, Youssef Wahby, Youssef Chaban, Imad Hamdi, Nadia El Guindy, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Abu Bakr Ezzat, Ahmed Taufiq, Ismat Rafat, Abdelhalim Nasr, Abdel Rahman Ali



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Monday, April 18, 2016

The Witches (1967) - (Silvana Mangano) US one-sheet

Witches (1967) - (Silvana Mangano) US one-sheet

This a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1967 five-part Italian film the Witches AKA Le Streghe starring Silvana Mangano in all five segments. She is Gloria in "The Witch Burned Alive," Lady in "Civic Sense," Assurda Cai in "The Earth As Seen from the Moon," Nunzia in "The Girl from Sicily" and Giovanna in "An Evening Like the Others." Clint Eastwood has the role of the husband Carlo in the last part, directed by Vittorio De Sica. Carlo tries to make a fading relationship with his wife Giovanna more interesting.

Cast and crew: Silvana Mangano, Francisco Rabal, Clint Eastwood, Annie Giardot, Alberto Sordi, Massimo Girotti, Veronique Vendell, Elsa Albani, Clara Calamai, Marilu Tolo, Nora Ricci, Dino Mele, Helmut Berger, Bruno Filippini, Leslie French, Alberto Sordi, Toto



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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Willow (1988) - (Val Kilmer) Egyptian one-sheet

Willow (1988) - (Val Kilmer) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster designed by Sami for the 1988 Ron Howard film Willow starring Val Kilmer as Madmartigan. Plot summary: The evil sorceress Queen Bavmorda [Jean Marsh] fears the birth of a female child with a special birthmark who will bring about her downfall, so she imprisons all pregnant women. The baby still escapes capture when she is born and soon comes under the protection and care of Willow Ufgood, [Warwick Davis] a farmer in the village of Nelwyn who aspires to become a sorcerer. The Fairy Queen Cherlindrea [Maria Holvoe] identifies the baby as Elora Danan, future princess of Tir Asleen, and gives Willow the job of looking after her and helping her achieve her destiny of bringing down Queen Bavmorda.

Cast and crew: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Ron Howard, Warwick Davis, Billy Barty, Jean Marsh, George Lucas, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty, Pat Roach, Gavan O'Herlihy, David Steinberg, Phil Fondacaro, Tony Cox, Robert Gillibrand, Mark Northover, Kevin Pollick, Rick Overton



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Windwalker (1980) - (Trevor Howard) one-sheet

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Windwalker (1533) - (Trevor Howard) US one-sheet Poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1980 Kieth Merrill film Windwalker based on the 1979 novel of the same title by Blaine M. Yorgason, screenplay by Ray Goldrup and Blaine M. Yorgason and starring Trevor Howard as Windwalker. Plot summary: After his death in 1797, the old Cheyenne warrior Windwalker is revived by the Great Spirit and falls from his burial platform. Reunited with his mystical white stallion, Windwalker rejoins his family to help in their longstanding feud with the Crow Indians, who had abducted one of his twin sons before his death. The languages are Cheyenne and Crow with English subtitles along with the narrator's English. The film follows the old warrior's life as he looks back on it, then takes up the new events that unfold after his resurrection.

Cast and crew: Kieth Merrill, Roy Goldrup, Blaine Yorgason, Trevor Howard, Nick Ramus, James Remar, Serene Hedin, Silvana Gallardo, Billy Drago, Disty Iron Wing McCrea, Rudy Diaz, Harold Goss Coyote, Roy Cohoe, Emerson John, Jason Stevens, Roberta Deherrera, Ivan Naranjo, Chief Tug Smith, Fredelia Smith, Wanni-Omni-Ska-Robideau, Dominique Gallegos, Jason Tahbo



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Q: The Winged Serpent (R1984) - (David Carradine) Egyptian one-sheet

Q: The Winged Serpent (R1984) - (David Carradine) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster designed by Moaty for the 1982 Larry Cohen film Q: The Winged Serpent AKA Bird over New York AKA Serpent AKA The Winged Serpent written by Larry Cohen and starring David Carradine as Shepard. Plot summary: An enormous winged lizard has taken up residence in the spire of New York's Chrysler building; from there it flies out periodically during the day and eats people. The location of its lair is unknown until ex-junkie Jimmy Quinn [Michael Moriarty] inadvertently finds it, complete with massive egg. When Detective Shepard learns the location he leads an armed assault against the beast.

Cast and crew: Larry Cohen, Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine, Richard Roundtree, James Dixon, Malachy McCourt, Peter Hock, Bruce Carradine, Fred J. Scollay, Peter Hock, Ron Cey, Mary Louise Weller, John Capodice, Tony Page, Larkin Forc, Larry Pine, Chrysler Building



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