Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lawahez لواحظ Shadia 1957 Egyptian one-sheet

Lawahez (1957) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Ahmed Fouad for the 1957 Hassan Al Imam film Lawahez based on story, screenplay and dialogue by Mohamed Mostafa Samy and starring Shadia [1931-2017] as Lawahez. Plot summary: Lawahez was a bright star among the great performers, who sang and danced with wonder and fascination. Her parents had been sent to prison and she was summoned to visit her ailing mother at the prison hospital. Her mother confessed to her that she was not the daughter of the convicted "bachelor teacher." She was the daughter of a respected man who had married her mother secretly and had not left her. She later married "the teacher" who took advantage of her and involved her in his crimes. The mother died and the girl felt she had been released from the domination of the criminal she had thought to be her father, who had been sending her threatening extortionist letters from the prison. The girl refused to pay anything to the messenger then went to a police officer to seek protection from him. By chance this officer was the son of the second wife of the respected man who was the girl's true father. He spoke to his mother's husband about the tragedy of the girl he had seen in his office and the man realized the girl Lawahez was his daughter. He told the officer and asked him to conceal the matter to avoid angering his mother. The officer decided the only way to save the girl from the miserable night life was to bring her home to work as a maid for her father, his mother's husband, who had taken ill. Lawahez agreed to this because she loved the officer. She lived at her father's house without telling her friends, and the young son, who was her half brother, flirted with her. She and the officer fell in love. The "teacher" got out of prison and went looking for the girl. He broke into the father's home and demanded that the girl be returned to him. The real father refused. The teacher offered to pay to have the girl turned over to him. Then the wife discovered the girl had worked in a cabaret and banished her from the home to return to her old work. The teacher and his gang went to the cabaret where they abducted the girl and took her to his hideout. He tried to rape her but the girl resisted and stabbed him to death with a knife just when the officer arrived with policemen to save her.

Cast and crew: Shadia, Hassan Al Imam, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Mahmoud Ismail, Zouzou Nabil, Alvisy Orphanily, Mohamed Mustafa Samy, Kariman, Abdel Moneim Ibrahim, Fakher Fakher, Aziza Helmy, Qatquta, Shafik Noureddin, Salwa Sami, Hussein Ismail, Mohsen Hassanein, Salwa Mahmoud, Abbas Al-Dali, Anwar Zaki, Souraya Hassan, Mahmoud El Guindi, Elham Ibrahim



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Friday, November 8, 2019

Magnificent Chivalry 1971 Jimmy Wang Yu Taiwan poster

Magnificent Chivalry (1971) - (Jimmy Wang Yu) Taiwan one-sheet

This is a 21" x 31" Taiwan poster for the 1971 Lee Chiu film Magnificent Chivalry AKA Du hang da biao ke written by Hsiao-Ling Chen and starring Jimmy Wang Yu as Tung Lin. Plot summary: The Imperial Fund has been stolen while passing through the district of Shi-Fu and Tung Lin infiltrates the gang.

Cast and crew: Lee Chiu, Su Li, Hsiao-Ling Chen, Jimmy Wang Yu, Ching Ching Chang, Yeh Tien, Chung Shun Chang, Hui Lou Chen, Jun Chen, Pei Ling Chen, Ching Feng Chiang, Wan Hsi Chen, Ching Feng Chiang, Wan Hsi Chin, Han Hsieh, Tien Miao, Mao Shan, Jen-Ping Su, Leslie Sun, Lai Wang



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Robowar 1988 Reb Brown Italian locandina

Robowar (1988) - (Reb Brown) Italian locandina

This is a 13" x 27.5" Italian locandina for the 1988 Vincent Dawn AKA Bruno Mattei film Robowar based on a screenplay by Rosella Drudi, story by Rosella Drudi and Claudio Fragasso and starring Reb Brown as Major Murphy Black. Plot summary: Major Murphy Black and a group of commandos are chasing guerillas on a jungle island. They are also being stalked by the robot Omega-1. At a hospital camp the commandos rescue a volunteer named Virgin [Catherine Hickland] and then kill all the guerillas who have been holding her there. The following day Omega-1 continues stalking them.

Cast and crew: Bruno Mattei, Vincent Dawn, Rosella Drudi, Claudio Fragasso, Reb Brown, Catherine Hickland, Massimo Vanni, Romano Puppo, Claudio Fragasso, Luciano Pigozzi, Max Laurel, Jim Gaines, John P. Dulaney, Mel Davidson



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Bathing Beauty 1944 Red Skelton Lebanese rerelease 1-sheet

Bathing Beauty (1944) - (Red Skelton) Lebanese rerelease one-sheet

This isa 27" x37.5" undated Lebanese rerelease one-sheet poster for the 1944 George Sidney film Bathing Beauty based on a story by Kenneth Earl, M. M. Musselman and Chris Kenyon adapted by Joseph Schrank with screenplay by Dorothy Kingsley, Allen Boretz and Frank Waldman and starring Red Skelton as Steve Elliot. Plot summary: Steve Elliot enrolls as the only male student at a women's college as part of a scheme to win back his fiance Caroline Brooks [Esther Williams] who teaches there.

Cast and crew: George Sidney, Kenneth Earl, M. M. Musselman, Curtis Kenyon, Joseph Schrank, Dorothy Kingsley, Allen Borentz, Frank Waldman, George Oppenheimer, Red Skelton, Esther Williams, Basil Rathbone, Bill Goodwin, Jean Porter, Nana Bryant, Carlos Ramirez, Ethel Smith, Xavier Cugat, Lina Romay, Harry James, Helen Forest, Donald Meek, Jacqueline Dalya, Francis Pierlot



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Monday, November 4, 2019

Violent City 1970 Charles Bronson Lebanese poster

Violent City (1970) - (Charles Bronson) Lebanese one-sheet

This is a 27" x 37.5" Lebanese poster for the 1970 Sergio Sollima film Violent City AKA The Family based on a story by Dino Maiuri and Massimo De Rita, screenplay by Sauro Scavolini, Gianfranco Calligarich, Lina Wertmüller and Sergio Sollima and starring Charles Bronson as Jeff Heston. Plot summary: Jeff Heston goes to New Orleans to get revenge after he is double-crossed by a hit man. He then becomes the target of a manhunt after refusing to work for a crime boss who wants to hire him as a gunman.

Cast and crew: Sergio Sollima, Dino Maiuri, Massimo De Rita, Sauro Scavolini, Gianfranco Calligarich, Lina Wertmüller, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Jill Ireland, Umberto Orsini, Michel Constantin, Ray Saunders, Benjamin, Lev, Peter Dane



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The Night Porter 1974 Dirk Bogarde Lebanese one-sheet

The Night Porter (1974) - (Dirk Bogarde) Lebanese one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Lebanese poster for the 1974 Liliana Cavani film The Night Porter based on a screenplay by Liliana Cavani and Italo Moscati, story by Liliana Cavani, Barbara Alberti and Amedeo Pagani and starring Dirk Bogarde as Max. Plot summary: After World War II former Nazi concentration camp guard Max gets a job as a night porter in a Vienna hotel. There he runs into Lucia [Charlotte Rampling] one of his war victims and the two resume their former sado-masochistic relationship.

Cast and crew: Liliana Cavani, Italo Moscati, Barbara Alberti, Amedeo Pagani, Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti, Giuseppe Addobbati, Isa Miranda, Nino Bignamini, Marion Masé, Amedeo Amodio, Piero Vida, Geoffrey Copleston, Manfred Freyberger, Ugo Cardea, Hilda Gunther, Nora Ricci



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Cannibal Terror 1980 French Medium Poster

Cannibal Terror (1980) - () Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 19.5" x 27.5" French medium poster for the 1980 Alain Durelle film Cannibal Terror written by Jesús Franco and starring Silvia Solar as Madame Danville. Plot summary: Two crooks are running away from cannibals in a jungle area where they have kidnapped a girl and raped the wife of a friend.

Cast and crew: Alain Deruelle, Olivier Mathot, Julio Pérez Tabernero, Jesús Franco, H.L. Rostaine, Silvia Solar, Gérard Lemaire, Bertrand Altmann, Stan Hamilton, Antoine Fontaine, Antonio Mayans, Michel Laury, Annabelle, Mariam Camacho, Antonio Jover, Amparo Marsilla, Montserrat Salvador, Sabrina Siani



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