Monday, February 29, 2016

Halim (2006) - (Ahmed Zaki) Egyptian film poster

Halim (2006) - (Ahmed Zaki) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38" Egyptian poster by an unknown designer made to promote the 2006 Sherif Arafa film Halim written by Mahfouz Abdel Rahman and starring Ahmed Zaki as Abdel Halim Hafez. Wikipedia: Halim is a 2006 Egyptian film about the Egyptian singer Abdel Halim Hafez. Production had started in 2004 with Ahmed Zaki in the title role, but the actor died prior to the film's completion, so his son (Haitham Ahmed Zaki) filled in several scenes. The film was released in July 2006 with Mona Zaki, Solaf Fawakhergi, directed by Sherif Arafa, written by Mahfouz Abd El-Rahman and produced by Good News 4 Film & Music Company.

Cast and crew: Ahmed Zaki, Sherif Arafa, Mahfouz Abdel Rahman, Mona Zaki, Ezzat Abou Aouf, Haitham Ahmed Zaki, Mahfouz Abdel Rahman, Samira Abdel Aziz, Solaf Fawakhergy, Gamal Soliman, Salah Abdallah, Solaf Fawakhergy, Sameeha Abdel Aziz, Asser Yassin, Youssef Fawzi, Mohamed Shoman, Youssef El Sherif

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Juan Colorado (1966) - (Antonio Aguilar) Mexican one-sheet

Juan Colorado (1966) - (Antonio Aguilar) Mexican one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 37" Mexican poster designed by A.M. Chacho and Ars Una to promote the 1966 Miguel Zacarias film Juan Colorado based on a story by Miguel Zacarias, screenplay by Alfred Zacarias and starring Antonio Aguiliar as Juan Lorenzo de la Riba (Juan Colorado). Plot summary: Juan Colorado is about to end his relationship with Silvia Guerrero [Maria Duval] but she insists Juan must marry her to save her hnoor, even though she is engaged to Rafael Ortigoza [Carlos Agosti]. After her father's plan to murder Juan and his father Don Artemio fails and she is tricked into believing Juan Lorenzo is dead, Sylvia feels obliged to marry Rafael.

Cast and crew: Antonio Aguilar, A.M. Chacho, Miguel Zacarias, Maria Duval, Elsa Cardenas, Flor Silvestre, Mary Castell, Norma Navarro, Crox Alvarado, Antonio Raxel, Jose Baviera, Carlos Agosti

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Julius Caesar (1953) - (Marlon Brando) Australian Day Bill

Julius Caesar (1953) - (Marlon Brando) Australian Day Bill poster

This is a 13" x 30" Australian day bill poster for the 1953 Joseph L. Mankiewicz film Julius Caesar adapted from the play by William Shakespeare with screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Marlon Brando as Mark Antony. Plot summary: In 44 BC, believing his ambition will lead to Tyranny, Brutus, [James Mason] Cassius [John Gielgud] and other high-ranking Romans murder Julius Caesar [Louis Calhern]. When Marc Antony defends Caesar in his funeral oratory the Roman people turn against the conspirators and drive them out of the city. Because his earlier performances had given him a reputation as a "mumbler," Brando's casting in a role from Shakespeare was was initially seen as a mistake, but thanks to his adoption of suggestions from John Gielgud, an experienced Shakespearian actor, Brando turned in a memorable performance that established him as a versatile actor.

Cast and crew: John Gielgud, James Mason, Marlon Brando, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien, Greer Garson, Deborah Kerr, William Shakespeare, George Macready, Michael Pate, Richard Hale, Alan Napier, John Hoyt, Tom Powers, William Cottrell, Jack Raine

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L'insoumis (1964) - (Alain Delon) Danish one-sheet

L'insoumis (1964) - (Alain Delon) Danish one-sheet poster

This is a 23" x 34" Danish one-sheet poster for the 1964 Alain Cavalier film L'insoumis AKA Have I the Right to Kill AKA The Unvanquished written by Jean Cau and Alain Cavalier and starring Alain Delon as Thomas Vlassenroot. Plot summary: Thomas Vlassenroot is a divorced citizen of Luxembourg who has enlisted in the French Foreign Legion. During the 1961 Algerian uprising he deserts then teams up with Lieutenant Fraser [Georges Geret], a former comrade in the Legion who is also a deserter now working for the OAS, a group resisting the Algerian independence movement. The two kidnap Dominique Servet [Lea Massari], an attorney defending Algerian nationalists. Thomas falls in love with Dominique and helps her escape to France. He later has another encounter with Dominique in France, then makes his way back to Luxembourg.

Cast and crew: Alain Cavalier, Jean Cau, Alain Delon, Lea Massari, Georges Geret, Maurice Garrel, Robert Castel, Viviane Attia, Paul Claven, Robert Bazil, Guy Laroche, Paul Pavel, Camille de Casabianca

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

A House Is Not a Home (1964) - (Shelly Winters) US one-sheet

A House Is Not a Home (1964) - (Shelley Winters) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1964 Russell Rouse film A House Is Not a Home based on Polly Adler's 1953 novel of the same title, written by Clarence Greene and Russell Rouse and starring Shelly Winters as Polly Adler. Plot summary: Polly Adler was a legendary madam during the Roaring Twenties. Once an immigrant worker, she became friend and confidante to various persons of significance in both the underworld and the upper class. This film tells her story. It is also Raquel Welch's debut performance in a role as a call girl.

Cast and crew: Russell Rouse, Polly Adler, Clarence Greene, Shelley Winters, Raquel Welch, Broderick Crawford, Cesar Romero, Robert Taylor, Mickey Shaughnessy, Kaye Ballard, Ralph Taeger, Broderick Crawford, Mickey Shaughnessy, Lisa Seagram, Meri Welles, Jesse White, Connie Gilchrist, Constance Dane, Allyson Ames, Lewis Charles, Steve Peck

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The House of Seven Corpses (1974) - (John Ireland) US one-sheet

The House of Seven Corpses (1973) - (John Ireland) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US poster for the 1974 Paul Harrison film The House of Seven Corpses written by Paul Harrison and Thomas J. Kelly and starring John Ireland as Eric Hartman. Plot summary: Director Eric Hartman shoots a horror film on location at a house where seven murders were committed; he has his cast reenact occult rituals that took place there. This summons a deadly force from a nearby cemetery leading to the step-by-step elimination of members of the film crew. The lines are sometimes temporarily blurred between the scenes of horror being reenacted and the horror triggered by the reenactments; this reduces the horror impact, but the story remains coherent and interesting.

Cast and crew: Paul Harrison, Thomas J. Kelly, John Ireland, John Carradine, Faith Domergue, Carole Wells, Charles Macaulay, Jerry Strickler, Ron Foreman, Dennis Record, Marty Hornstein, Charles Ball, Lucy Doheny, Jo Anne Mower, Ronald Victor Garcia, Jeff Alexander, Wells Bond

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Humanoids from the Deep (1980) - (Doug McClure) Spanish one-sheet

Humanoids from the Deep (1980) - (Doug McClure) Spanish one-sheet poster

This is a 26.75" x 38.75" Spanish one-sheet poster for the 1980 Barbara Peeters film Humanoids from the Deep based on a story by Frank Arnold and Martin B. Cohen, screenplay by William Martin and starring Doug McClure as Jim Hill. Plot summary: When the Canoco Company administers growth hormones to salmon as part of a project to build a cannery near Noyo California, some of the salmon escape into the ocean and are eaten by large fish, which mutate into vicious seven-foot humanoids that terrorize the village.

Cast and crew: Barbara Peeters, Frank Anold, Jimmy T. Murakami, Martin B. Cohen, William Martin, Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub, Anthony Pena, Denise Galik, Lynn Theel, Meegan King, Breck Costin, Hoke Howell, Don Maxwell, David Strassman, Greg Travis, Linda Shayne, Lisa Glaser

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Manon of the Spring (1986) - (Yves Montand) US video advance poster

Manon of the Spring (1986) - (Yves Montand) US video one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 40.5" US one-sheet poster for the 1986 Claude Berri film Manon of the Spring based on the 1962 novel Manon Des Sources by Marcel Pagnot adapted by Claude Berri and Gerard Brach and starring Yves Montand as Cesar Soubeyran. Plot summary: This is the sequel to the 1986 Claude Berri film Jean de Florette. Manon [Emmanuelle Beart] has reached adulthood and is living in the country in Provencal. She has decided to take revenge against the men who were responsible years earlier for the death of her father.

Cast and crew: Gerard Brach, Hippolyte Girardot, Margarita Lozano, Yvonne Gamy, Ticky Holgado, Jean Bouchaud, Yves Montand, Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Beart, Marcel Pagnol, Claude Berri, Elisabeth Depardieu, Gabriel Bacquier, ARmand Meffre, Andre Dupon, Pierre Nougaro, Jean Maurel, Roger Souza

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Love in the Shadow (1960) - (Libertad Lamarque) Mexican one-sheet

Love in the Shadow (1960) - (Libertad Lamarque) Mexican one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 34" Mexican one-sheet poster designed by the Ars Una Agency to promote the 1960 Tito Davison film Love in the Shadow starring Libertad Lamarque as Claudia Montes. Plot summary: In this musical Claudia Montes is a famous singer who is in love with Octavio Moran [Enrique Rambal] but is despised by Octavio's daughter Mariela [Yolanda Varela] and must therefore keep her love for him "in the shadow."

Cast and crew: Tito Davison, L. Mendoza, Libertad Lamarque, Yolanda Varela, Enrique Rambal, Nadia Haro Olivia, Hortensia Santovena,Tony Carbajal, Miguel Manzano, Antonio Bravo

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The Lone Star Trail (R1940s) - (Johnny Mack Brown) Realart one-sheet

The Lone Star Trail (R1940s) - (Johnny Mack Brown) US Realart one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" Realart US one-sheet poster made to promote a rerelease of the 1943 Ray Taylor film The Lone Star Trail based on a story by Victor Halperin, screenplay by the film's associate producer Oliver Drake and starring Johnny Mack Brown as Blaze Barker. Plot summary: In the town of Dead Falls Rancher Blaze Barker, an honest man and a real Saturday afternoon silver screen cowboy, is beset by the ruthless outlaws of the old West. In the valley where he lives a dam is about to be constructed, and a criminal gang is out to take control of all the land there before construction begins using a taxation and foreclosure scheme. The gang frames Blaze. They falsely testify against him in a robbery trial and he is put in state prison for two years. After his release on parole he must raise money to pay his property taxes by selling cattle, but when he does so he finds the money has been marked, again to frame him. Fortunately Blaze has the help and support of US Marshal Fargo Steele [Tex Ritter], who has been assigned as his parole officer. Robert Mitchum, credited as Bob Mitchum, appears here as Ben Slocum, saloon owner and one of the outlaw ringleaders. Tex Ritter and the Jimmy Wakely Trio highlight the story with the right kinds of cowboy songs, whistling and yodeling.

Cast and crew: Ray Taylor, Victor Halperin, Oliver Drake, Johnny Mack Brown, Tex Ritter, Fuzzy Knight, Jennifer Holt, Jimmy Wakely Trio, George Eldredge, Michael Vallon, Harry Strang, Earle Hodgins, Jack Ingram, Robert Mitchum, Ethan Laidlaw

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Good Earth [الارض الطيبة] - (Maryam Fakhr Eddine) - Egyptian oversize poster

The Good Earth الارض الطيبة (1954) - (Mariam Fakhr Eddine) Egyptian oversize poster

This is a 35.5" x 47" oversize stone litho Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1954 Mahmoud Zulfikar 130-minute black-and-white film The Good Earth الارض الطيبة based on a story by Mahmoud Zulfikar with screenplay and dialogue by Youssef Gohar, cinematography by Victor Antoun and starring Mariam Fakhr Eddine as Saadia. Plot summary: A simple country girl named Saadia lived on a farm with her wealthy uncle Ali [Hussein Riad] without realizing she was the daughter of a wealthy man from a secret marriage. The wealthy man left his great wealth to his daughter and died. She went to Cairo to receive her inheritance. Her uncle's wife Bahiga [Zuzu Madi] plotted with her lover Zaki [Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy] to confiscate the girl's money with the help of her mother's brother, a poor photographer named Hussein [Kamal Al-Shennawy]. However the heiress gradually fell in love with her uncle Hussein, who revealed the details about a fraudulent court case they were trying to build against her, causing it to fail. The girl went back to the farm and distributed her inheritance among the peasants working there, then married her uncle after realizing he was a good man even if he was poor.

Cast and crew: Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Youssef Gohar, Victor Antoun, Omar al Gizawy, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Hussein Riad, Mahmoud Zulfkar, Zuzu Madi, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Fouad El-Mohandes, Souraya Fakhry, Saad Makawy, Abdel Hamid Badawy, Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Kitty, Mohamed al-Toukhi, Farag al-Nahas, Amal Wahid, Soad Fawzi, Mohamed Sabih, Khayria Kheiri

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20000 Leagues under the Sea R1950s James Mason Egyptian one-sheet

20000 Leagues under the Sea (R1950s) - (James Mason) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Wahib Fahmy to promote a 1950s rerelease of the 1954 Richard Fleischer film Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea based on the 1870 novel of the same title by Jules Verne, screenplay by Earl Felton and starring James Mason as Captain Nemo. The poster is not dated, but it was printed between 1958-1971 during the years of Gamal Abdel Nasser's United Arab Republic. Plot summary: In 1868 world shipping lanes are disrupted by rumors of a giant sea monster attacking ships and the sea is no longer considered safe. The US government commissions an expedition to establish the truth about the rumored monster, which turns out to be real but something nobody expects. The film won three academy awards for Best Art Direction [John Meehan, Emile Kuri], Best Special Effects [John Hench, Joshua Meador] and Best Film Editing [Elmo Williams].

Cast and crew: Richard Fleischer, Wahib Fahmy, Earl Felton, Jules Verne, Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre, John Meehan, Emile Kuri, John Hench, Joshua Meador, Elmo Williams, Robert J. Wilke, Ted de Corsia, Carleton Young, J.M. Kerrigan, Percy Helton, Ted Cooper

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Monday, February 22, 2016

The Unforgiven (1960) - (Burt Lancaster) Italian two-sheet

The Unforgiven (1960) - (Burt Lancaster) Italian two-sheet poster

This is a 39" x 54" Italian two-sheet poster designed by Mauro Colizzi for the 1960 John Huston film The Unforgiven based on the 1957 novel of the same title by Alan Le May with screenplay by Ben Maddow and starring Audrey Hepburn as Rachel Zachary. Plot summary: On the 19th Century American frontier in the state of Texas, trouble arises for the Zachary family when Kiowa indians kill Will Zachary, the head of the household. Meanwhile their neighbors are hostile because they suspect Rachel Zachary, their adopted daughter, is a Kiowa.

Cast and crew: Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Mauro Colizzi, Alan Le May, Ben Maddow, Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Charles Rickford, John Huston, James Hill, Lillian Gish, Albert Salmi, Joseph Wiseman, June Walker, Kipp Hamilton, Arnold Merritt, Doug McClure, Carlos Rivas

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Days and Nights [ايام و ليالي] - (Abdel Halim Hafez) - (1955) Egyptian one-sheet

Days and Nights [ايام و ليالي] (1955) - (Abdel Halim Hafez) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" undated rerelease Egyptian poster designed by Walid Wahib for the 1955 Henry Barakat musical Days and Nights based on a story by Henry Barakat and Youssef Gohar, screenplay by Henry Barakat, cinematography by Wahid Farid, music by Mohamed Abdel Wahab and starring 26-year-old Abdel Halim Hafez (1929-1977) as Yehia. Plot summary: A wealthy man married a woman who had divorced an irresponsible alcoholic painter [Mahmoud El-Meliguy]. The wealthy man educated her two sons, one of whom was from another husband, and the boys grew up together like twins. Yehia, the son of the painter, loved Samia [Imane] but his brother made trouble for him and Samia turned away from him. They quarreled at a party when he was quite drunk and then he got in his car and killed a pedestrian. At his trial he confessed the truth. This caused tension in the family but when he returned to his father the painter, the father took responsibility for the first time; he had a reconciliation with his wife and his son when he saw the love between mother and son and the son's confession of the truth. The film includes the hit song Toba [Never Again]: Lyrics and translation

Cast and crew: Abdel Halim Hafez, Imane, Ahmed Ramzy, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Henry Barakat, Kamal Hussein, Seraj Munir, Aqila Ratib, Wahid Farid, Youssef Gohar, Ahmed Zaki, Adly Kasseb, Soheir El-Barouni, Samia Rushdy, Souraya Fakhry, Zeinat Alawy

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

River of No Return (R1961) - (Marilyn Monroe) German one-sheet

River of No Return (R1961) - (Marilyn Monroe) German one-sheet poster

This is a 23" x 33" German one-sheet poster made for a 1961 rerelease of the 1954 Otto Preminger film River of No Return based on a story by Louis Lantz, screenplay by Frank Fenton and starring Marilyn Monroe as Kay Weston. Plot summary: Farmer Matt Calder [Robert Mitchum] helps Harry Weston [Rory Calhoun] after he has lost control of his raft in a nearby river. Weston then steals Calder's rifle and horse and absconds with them, leaving his wife Kay behind. Calder is expecting an indian attack and is forced to take Kay Weston and his son Mark [Tommy Rettig] on a treacherous journey downriver using the abandoned raft.

Cast and crew: Otto Preminger, Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig, Murvyn Vye, Douglas Spencer

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Stepford Wives (1975) - (Katharine Ross) US one-sheet

The Stepford Wives (1975) - (Katharine Ross) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1975 Bryan Forbes film The Stepford Wives based on the 1972 novel of the same title by Ira Levin, screenplay by William Goldman and starring Katharine Ross as Joanna Eberhart. Plot summary: When photographer Joanna Eberhart and her husband Walter [Peter Masterson] move from New York City to the quiet Connecticut suburb of Stepford, Joanna finds it impossible to establish friendships or find common ground with the other women, who all seem bland, submissive and abnormally obsessed with domesticity and pleasing their husbands.

Cast and crew: Katharine Ross, William Goldman, Ira Levin, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman, Tina Louise, Patrick O'Neal, Carol Eve Rossen, William Prince, Carole Mallory, Toni Reid, Judith Baldwin, Barbara Rucker, George Cole, Franklin Cover, Robert Fields, Michael Higgins

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spy in Your Eye (1965) - (Dana Andrews) US one-sheet

Spy in Your Eye (1965) - (Dana Andrews) US one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet for the 1965 Vittorio Sala film Spy in Your Eye AKA Bang You're Dead AKA Cult of Violence AKA Epitaph for a Spy based on a story by Lucio Marcuzzo, screenplay by Adriano Bolzoni, Romano Ferrara and Adriano Baracco and starring Dana Andrews as Colonel Lancaster, Agent Z.3. This is an Italian Eurospy film that relies less on plot than a series of loosely connected sequences using bizarre gadgetry, ludicrous characters and beautiful women: the winning elements they borrowed from James Bond. Plot summary: In France, the police have found three bodies, each with an eyeball removed. Agent Z.3, who has lost one of his own eyes while still alive, has a glass eyeball implanted in his dead eyesocket. Without the agent's knowledge, the glass eye has been fitted with a tiny camera that transmits what Lancaster sees to the Russians. The Russians are interested in Paula Krauss, [Pier Angeli] the daughter of a nuclear scientist who has recently died.

Cast and crew: Vittorio Sala, Lucio Marcuzzo, Adriano Bolzoni, Romano Ferrara, Adriano Baracco, Brett Halsey, Pier Angeli, Dana Andrews, Gastone Moschin, Tania Beryl, George Wang, Alessandro Sperli, Marco Guglielmi, Renato Baldini, Mario Valdemarin, Luciana Angiolilio, Luciano Pigozzi, Tino Bianchi, Massmio Righi, Franco Beltramme

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