Friday, May 25, 2018

Battle of the Kings: Rostam and Sohrab رستم و سهراب dir: Kiamars Dalvand 2014 Iranian one-sheet

Battle of the Kings: Rostam and Sohrab (2012) - (dir: Kiamars Dalvand) Iranian poster

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster for the 2012 Kianush Dalvand animated film Battle of the Kings: Rostam and Sohrab written by Bahram Heidari, Masoud Noori and Kianush Dalvand and starring Majid Habibi as the voice of Sohrab. Plot summary: Iran's great hero Rostam goes to the city of Samangon looking for his stolen horse Raksh. There he falls in love with the beautiful Princess Tahmineh. As fate would have it, before his son is born Rostam is obliged to leave Samangon and go to war to help his country.

Cast and crew: Kianoush Dalvand, Bahram Heidari, Masoud Noori, Majid Habibi



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City of Mice 2 شهر موش ها ۲ Nima Fallah 2014 Iranian one-sheet

City of Mice 2 (2014) - (Nima Fallah) Iranian film poster

This is a 27" x 38" Iranian poster designed by Ehsan Nosrati for the 2014 Marzieh Boroomand feature-length puppet show City of Mice 2 written by Farhad Tohidi and starring Nima Fallah as Malang. Plot summary: The mice are now 30 years older. After 30 years the fat gluttonous mouse named Kopol has gotten married to a flirtatious mouse named Naranji in the City of Mice. They have two children named Surati and Kopolak. Kopolak has a pleasing, funny personality which will be an interesting element in the story of the City of Mice. Kopol has a restaurant and a coffee shop. Naranji has had a lot of cosmetic surgery and does not like to do housework. They have a maid named Tajbanu who also has an interesting character. Kopol is known as the wealthiest mouse in the city and his family are the principal characters in the story. Kopol's friends such as Dr. Eynaki have all also gotten 30 years older and now have families.

Cast and crew: Marzieh Boroomand, Farhad Tohidi, Ehsan Nosrati, Nima Fallah, Arsha Aghdasi, Amir Badri, Arefe Abbasi, Ali Afsharie, Mina Alami, Mohammad Alami, Forouzan Bahrampour, Shima Bakhshandeh, Mehdi Borghei, Sam Chegini, Ali Etesamifar, Mohammad Loghmanian, Hossein Naemi Zaker, Azar Okhovat



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Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others آ‌ذر شهدخت پرویز و دیگران dir: Behruz Afkhami 2014 Iranian one-sheet

Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others (2014) - (dir: Behruz Aafkhami) Iranian film poster

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian film poster designed by Nehriqi for the 2014 Behruz Afkhami film Azar, Shahdokht, Parviz and Others based on a story by Marjan Shirmohammadi and starring Amirali Danaei as Farhad. Plot summary: In his last film, the wife of a famous movie actor has a role with him. She attracts so much attention from the critics that it makes him jealous. The wife becomes angry and goes to the family orchard in Damavand. When their daughter returns to Iran their relationship changes. At Tehran's 32nd International Fajr Film Festival this film won the awards for best screenplay and bestfilm.

Cast and crew: Behruz Afkhami, Nehriqi, Marjan Shirmohammadi, Amirali Danaei, Azadeh Esmaeilkhani, Mehdi Fakhimzadeh, Mehdi Haghighi, Rambod Javon, Gohar Kheirandish, Naimeh Nezamdoost, Sadaf Noormohammad, Marjan Shirmohammadi, Shahin Taslimi



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The Fox روباه Jalal Fatemi 2014 Iranian one-sheet

The Fox (2014) - (Jalal Fatemi) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster designed by Behzad Khorshidi for the 2014 film The Fox written and directed by Behruz Afkhami starring Jalal Fatemi as the Fox. Plot summary: An Israeli agent is sent to Iran for a new round of assassinations of scientists. This skilled agent uses the cooperation of dispensable people who have been deceived and are unaware of their missions until the last minute. A motorcyclist falls into his trap and is unwittlingly trained to kill. The story is fiction but closely resembles earlier actual events. Some people think the making of this film was ordered by Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.

Cast and crew: Behruz Afkhami, Behzad Khorshidi, Jalal Fatemi, Hamid Goudarzi, Sepehr Haghshenas, Babak Hamidian, Sam Kaboudvand, Arash Majidi, Masoud Sakhaei, Marjan Shirmohammadi, Yavar Tambrchi



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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Living Corpse Живой труп 1968 Alexey Batalov Spanish Soviet Export film poster

The Living Corpse (1968) - (Aleksey Batalov) Spanish Soviet Export Poster

This is a 34" x 47" Spanish Soviet Export film poster for the 1968 Vladimir Vengerov film The Living Corpse based on a 1911 play by Leo Tolstoy and starring Aleksey Batalov as Fyodor Protasov. Plot summary: Fyodor Protasov feels suicidal because he thinks his wife secretly loves another man. He leaves home and takes up life with a group of Gypsies. In his absence his wife assumes he has died and marries the other man.

Cast and crew: Vladimir Vengerov, Leo Tolstoy (Zhivoy Trup 1911 play), Aleksey Batalov, Alla Demidova, Oleg Basilashvili, Lidiya Shtykan, Lyalya Chyornaya, Sofiya Pilyavskaya, Oleg Borisov, Vsevolod Kuznetsov, Ihnokently Smoktunovskiy, Panteleymon Krymov, Svetlana Toma, Nikolay Boyarskiy, Aleksey Kozhevnikov



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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tin Tan: El Hombre Inquieto 1953 Joaquin Pardave Mexican one-sheet

Tin Tan: El Hombre Inquieto (1983) - (Joaquin Pardave) Mexican one-sheet

This is a 31" x 41" linen-backed Mexican one-sheet poster for the 1953 Rafael Baldeon film Tin Tan: El Hombre Inquieto starring Joaquin Pardave as Don Raful Sayeh. Plot summary: German [German Valdes] is a poor newspaper seller who is hired to impersonate the dead son of a wealthy Arab. He falls in love with the sister of the man he is supposed to be impersonating and marries her with her father's blessing.

Cast and crew: Rafael Baledon, Pedro de Aguillon, Tin Tan, Jaime Salvador, Fernando Galiana, Lupe Carriles, Marcelo Chavez, Joaqin Pardave, Sara Garcia, German Valdes, Joaquin Pardave, Tito Novaro, Arturo Soto Rangel, Joaquin Garcia Vargas, Los Panchos



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El Tren Expreso (1955) - (Jorge Mistral) Mexican one-sheet

El Tren Expreso (1959) - (Jorge Mistral) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 31" x 41" linen-backed Mexican poster for the 1955 Leon Limovsky film El Tren Expreso starring Jorge Mistral as Mario Sandoval. Plot summary: Mario Sandoval is a famous pianist on the verge of a nervous breakdown who decides to take a vacation. On the train he meets Andrea, [Laura Hidalgo] a beautiful young widow who has been destroyed by an unhappy marriage. She tries to kill herself by jumping off the moving train, but he stops her. They get off in a beautiful village for two days of romance. Before getting married, the two decide to test their love with a three-month separation. On the day they have agreed to meet, he finds she has died a month earlier leaving him a farewell letter.

Cast and crew: Leon Klimovsky, Eduardo Borras, Ramon de Campoamor, Jorge Mistral, Laura Hidalgo, Evangelina Elizando, Laura Hidalgo, Jorge Mistral, Manuel Monroy, Juan Calvo, Rafael Bardem, Amelia de la Torre, Matilde Munoz Sampedro, Carlos Dias de Mendoza, Luis Mominguez Luna, Antonio Fornis, Mercedes Servet, Manolita Contarini, Rufino Ingles, Valentino Cancai, Jose Maria Martin



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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cry Danger 1951 Dick Powell US production still

Cry Danger (1951) - (Dick Powell) US black-and-white still

This is an 8" x 10" black-and-white still from the 1951 Robert Parrish film Cry Danger based on a story by Jerome Cady, screenplay by William Bowers and starring Dick Powell As Rocky Mulloy. The still shows Dick Powell with trailer court manager and ukulele man Williams [Jay Adler]. Plot summary: Rocky has just been released after five years in prison for armed robbery. He wants to clear his friend Danny Morgan who has been accused of the same crime but the odds are against him.

Cast and crew: Robert Parrish, William Bowers, Jerome Cady, Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad, Regis Toomey, Jean Porter, Joan Banks, Jay Adler, Renny EcEnvoy, Lou Lubin, Benny Burt, Hy Averback, Gloria Saunders



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Conan the Destroyer 1984 Arnold Schwarzenegger US advance one-sheet

Conan the Destroyer (1984) - (Arnold Schwarzenegger) US advance one-sheet

This is a signed 27" x 40" advance one-sheet poster for the 1984 Richard Fleischer film Conan the Destroyer based a story by Ray Thomas and Gerry Conway, screenplay by Stanley Mann and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan. Plot summary: Conan is a fearsome wandering barbarian who picks up random hero jobs. This time he escorts Princess Jehnna [Olivia D'Abo] to an island fortress, where Queen Taramis [Sarah Douglas] has sent them to retrieve a magic crystal.

Cast and crew: Richard Fleischer, Robert E. Howard, Ray Thomas, Gerry Conway, qStanley Mann, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, Wilt Chamberlain, Mako, Tracey Walter, Sarah Douglas, Olivia D'Abo, Pat Roach, Jeff Corey, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Bruce Fleischer, Ferdy Wayne



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Dark Waters 1944 Merle Oberon US production still

Dark Waters (1944) - (Merle Oberon) US production still

This is an 8" x 10" production still from the 1944 Andre de Toth film Dark Waters based on a screenplay by Joan Harrison and Marian B.Cockrell and starring Merle Oberon as Leslie Calvin.

Cast and crew: Andre de Toth, Francis M. Cockrell, Marian B. Cockrell,Arthur T. Horman, John Huston, Joan Harrison, Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter, Elisha Cook Jr., John Qualen, Rex Ingram, Nina Mae McKinney, Odette Myrtil, Eugene Borden, Leigh Whipper



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Charade 1963 Audrey Hepburn Argentine one-sheet

Charade (1963) - (Audrey Hepburn) Argentine one-sheeet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine poster for the 1963 Stanley Donen film Charade starring Audrey Hepburn as Regina Lampert. Plot summary: Regina Lampert, an American living in Paris, has decided to divorce her husband Charles. Before she can tell him, he is pushed off a train and dies; Regina finds herself the new target of her husband's old adversaries.

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



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She's Working Her Way Through College 1952 Virginia Mayo US one-sheet

She's Working Her Way through College (1952) - (Virginia Mayo) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1952 H. Bruce Humberstone film She's Working Her Way Through College based on a screenplay by Peter Milne, play by James Thurber and Elliott Nugent and starring Ronald Reagan as Professor John Palmer. Plot summary: Angela Gardner [Virginia Mayo] is a burlesque dancer who decides to study at a university where her former teacher John Palmer is working as a professor.

Cast and crew: H. Bruce Humberstone, Peter Milne, James Thurber, Elliott Nugent, Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan, Gene Nelson, Don DeFore, Phyllis Thaxter, Patrice Wymore, Roland Winters, Raymond Greenleaf, Ginger Crowley, Norman Bartold, Ramon Blackburn, Royce Blackburn



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Destruction of the Space Fleet R1965 Ken Utsui Spanish one-sheet

Destruction of the Space Fleet (R1965) - (Ken Utsui) Spanish one-sheet

This is a 27.5" x 39" Spanish poster for a 1965 rerelease of the 1958 Teruo Ishii film Destruction of the Space Fleet starring Ken Utsui as the Super Giant. Plot summary: The inhabitants of the Planet Capia are intent on conquering Earth; The Super Giant must stop them.

Cast and crew: Teruo Ishii, Ichirô Miyagawa, Shinsuke Negishi, Ken Utsui, Utako Mitsuya, Hiroshi Hayashi, Teruhisa Ikeda, Hiroshi Asami, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Shôzaburô Date, Chisako Hara, Eiko Taki, Nagamasa Yamada




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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Jory 1973 Robby Benson Lebanese one-sheet

Jory (1973) - (Robby Benson) Lebanese one-sheet

This is a 27.5" x 39" Lebanese poster for the 1973 Jorge Fons film Jory based on the 1969 novel of the same title by Milton R. Bass, screenplay by Gerald Herman and Robert Irving and starring Robby Benson as Jory Walden. Plot summary: At the age of 15, Jory joins a horse drive after his father Ethan has been killed by a drunk. He surprises the men who hired him with his competence and self-sufficiency.

Cast and crew: Jorge Fons, Gerald Herman, Robert Irving, Milton R. Bass (1969 novel), John Marley, B. J. Thomas, Robby Benson, Claudio Brook, Patricia Aspillaga, Brad Dexter, Benny Baker, Todd Martin, Quintin Bulnes, Carlos Cortés, John Kelly, Anne Lockhart, Ted Markland, Linda Purl, Eduardo López Rojas



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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Target of an Assassin 1976 Anthonly Quinn Egyptian one-sheet

Target of an Assassin (1976) - (Anthony Quinn) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Abdul Rahman for the 1976 Peter Collinson film Target of an Assassin AKA Tigers Don't Cry based on the 1972 novel Running Scared by Jon Burmeister, screenplay by Scot Finch and starring Anthony Quinn as Ernest Hobday Slade. Plot summary: In a South African hospital Ernest Hobday Slade is a nurse in charge of an ailing President Lunda, [Simon Sabela] whose life is being threatened by would-be assassins. The plot takes a twist when the nurse becomes a kidnapper, but the assassins are still right there.

Cast and crew: Peter Collinson, Jon Burmeister, Anthony Quinn, John Phillip Law, Simon Sabela, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Joe Stewardson, Ken Gampu, Janet Du Plessis, Barry Trengove, Chris Du toit, Regardt Van Den Gergh, Hugh Rouse, Don Barrigo, Ndaba Mhlongo, Johnny Molefe



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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Culprits المذنبون Hussein Fahmy Egyptian one-sheet

The Culprits (1976) - (Hussein Fahmy) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy for the 1975 Said Marzouk film The Culprits based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz, screenplay by Mahdouh El Leithy and Naguib Mahfouz and starring Hussein Fahmy as Ahmad Saber. The film is included in Ahmad Al-Hadari's list of Egypt's 100 most important films. Plot Summary: The actress Sanaa Kamal [Soheir Ramzy] was murdered in her bed. The investigator summoned all those who were in her home on the night of her death including her fiancee Ahmad Saber, the director of the company that published the papers the actress used to help build the building, his friend who betrayed his wife and the strong young man who sold his body to the actress while at the same time making plans to steal the treasury at an institution. Then everyone who was at the party at her home that night was arrested after the investigator discovered the crime took place during the party. Her fiance the film director admitted he had killed her out of jealousy.

Cast and crew: Hussein Fahmy, Soheir Ramzy, Zubaida Tharwat, Said Marzouk, Salah Zulfikar, Adel Adham, Youssef Chaban, Imad Hamdi, Tewfik El Dekn, Naguib Mahfouz, Samir Sabri, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Mustafa Imam, Abdel Waress Assar, Hayat Kandeel, Sameer Ghanem, Wahid Seif, Osama Abbas, Leila Fahmi, Naima Al Soghayar, Said Abdel Ghani



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The Sheikh's Daughter بنت الشيخ SamiraTewfik Lebanese one-sheet

The Sheikh's Daughter (1967) - (Samira Tewfik) Lebanese one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Lebanese poster for the 1967 Helmy Rafla film The Sheikh's Daughter based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Said El Mogharabi and starring Samira Tewfik as Samara, daughter of Sheikh Hesham. Plot summary: The governor of the city was feeling his age and asked his friend Sheikh Hesham [Imad Hamdi] to succeed him after his death and to bring with him the Knight Karim Khan to take care of government security. The governor's wife and her lover [Ali Marjan] poisoned the governor before the arrival of Sheikh Hesham but the governor had been cautious and written a will.

Cast and crew: Helmy Rafla, Said El Moghrabi, Imad Hamdi, Samira Tewfik, Soad Yalaz, Amira, Guzia Fargen, Awia Biri, Ahmed Kamel, Jaafar Khan, Ahmed, Nurhan, Mohamed Ali Ghorab, Anisa Abdou, Talal Morad, Aziza Jaafar, Hassan Al-Wali, Ahmed Siran, Almaz Karim, Hassan Gamil, Mohammad Ali Arab, Ali Marjan, Mahmoud Damir



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