Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Apartment Number 13 آپارتمان شماره ۱۳ - (Alireza Khamseh) - (1990) Iranian film poster

Apartment Number 13 (1990) - (Jamshid Ismail Khani) US one-sheet

This is a 27.5" x 39.25" Iranian poster designed by Baqeri of the House of Art for the 1990 Yadollah Samadi film Apartment Number 13 written by Hassan Qolizadeh and Alireza Khamseh and starring Alireza Khamseh as Mashallah Iranmanesh. Plot summary: Mashallah Iranmanesh went from Kerman to Tehran to sell Apartment number 13, which he inherited from his father, to buy his employer's lathe shop at his birthplace and to marry the girl he loved. However the apartment did not sell because it was occupied by a group of rowdy individuals. The film won the Crystal Simorgh for best screenplay and the Crystal Simorgh for best film at Iran's 1992 Fajr Film Festival.

Cast and crew: Yadollah Samadi, Hassan Qolizadeh, Alireza Khamseh, Jamshid Ismail Khani, Ketayoun Riyahi, Maryam Mo'taref, Sadiqeh Kiyanfar, Nilufar Mahmudi, Sirus Gorgestani, Akbar Dudkar, Ibrahim Abadi, Naser Leqai, Mahin Bujar, Sha'ban Rangivand, Fatemeh Daneshzad, Banafsheh Samadi, Farhad Khan Mohammadi

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Monday, May 30, 2016

The School We Went To مدرسه ای که میرفتیم (Dariush Mehrjui) - (1980) Iranian film poster

The School We Went To (1980) - (Ali Nassirian) Iranian film poster

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian film poster designed by Abolfazl Hemmati Ahui for the 1980 Dariush Mehrjui film The School We Went To based on a story by Fereydoon Doostdar and Dariush Mehrjui and starring Ali Nassirian. Plot Summary: At the Justice on the Horizons School everything turns on bullying and threats from the school principal. The students are unhappy about this situation and they complain about it in the Wall newspaper. The principal is frightened about the opening of the eyes and ears of the students and he shuts down the Wall. The students protest and with the cooperation of the literature teacher they persuade the principal to agree to the remounting of the Wall newspaper. Some people have seen the film as an allegory for the 1978 Iranian revolution while others have criticized it as propaganda driven more by the Islamic regime than by Mehrjui.

Cast and crew: Dariush Mehrjui, Fereydoon Doostdar, Ali Nassirian, Ezzatolah Entezami, Amrollah Saberi, Ghassem Seif, Mehrdad Fakhimi, Farrokh Majidi, Manuchehr Oliai, Abolfazl Hemmati Ahui

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Intermediaries واسطه ها (Reza Beyk Imanverdi) - (1977) Iranian film poster

Intermediaries (1971) - (Reza Beyk Imanverdi) Iranian film poster

This is a 23.5" x 35.25" Iranian poster designed by Heddat to promote the 1977 Hassan Mohammad Zadeh film Intermediaries written by Mehdi Ma'danian and starring Reza Beyk Imanverdi as Mokhtar. Plot summary: Hamid [Behrouz Behnejad] is a sociology student who goes to public houses to collect material for his thesis. When he hears about what happened to on of the girls there named Mohtaram [Farzaneh Taidi] he decides to rescue her from her criminal boss Nosrat [Abdollah Butimar]. Mohtaram turns out to be a drug addict in withdrawal, so Hamid has her hospitalized and treated, then gets her a job in a textile factory. Mokhtar, [Reza Beyk Imanverdi] the factory owner, takes an interest in Mohtaram and has his foreman Ezzat [Nematollah Gorji] get her a fancy apartment. However Mohtaram rejects his advances and takes refuge with Hamid. Mokhtar apologizes, proposes to Mohtaram and they marry, to Hamid's great distress. Nosrat collects Mohtaram's debts; then he and Mokhtar's ex-wife Atefeh [Shahnaz] decide to reveal Mohtaram's past to Mokhtar unless she goes back to work for him. Mohtaram leaves Mokhtar after seeing himmake a play for another woman.

Cast and crew: Hassan Mohammad Zadeh, Heddat, Mehdi Ma'danian, Reza Beyk Imanverdi, Farzaneh Taidi, Abdollah Butimar, Behruz Behnejad, Zhale Olov, Nematollah Gorji, Shahnaz, Geeti Forouhar

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Restless Hearts دلهای بی آرام (Fereydoun Farrokhzad) - (1971) Iranian film poster

Restless Hearts (1972) - (Fereydoun Farrokhzad) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 19" poster designed by Beheshti for the 1971 Esmaeil Riyahi film Restless Hearts دلهای بی آرام [delhaye biaram] written by Dariush Iran Panah and starring Fereydoun Farrokhzad as Farhad. Plot summary: Without realizing it, two brothers, the mine supervisor Farhad and the engineer Nader, [Iraj Ghaderi] were both in love with the same girl, Ziba [Shahla Riahi]. When Farhad learned of his brother's interest in the girl he withdrew, but the girl did not like Nader. After a few incidents the engineer realized what was happening; then he was the one who decided to withdraw.

Cast and crew: Esmaeil Riyahi, Dariush Iran Panah, Fereydoun Farrokhzad, Iraj Ghaderi, Shahla Riahi, Moezzodivan Fekri, Sahar

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Godzilla King of the Monsters (1956) - (Raymond Burr) Italian busta

Godzilla King of the Monsters (1956) - (Raymond Burr) Italian fotobusta

This is a 21" x 39" Italian fotobusta made to promote the 1956 Ishiro Honda film Godzilla King of the Monsters starring Raymond Burr as Steve Martin based on a screenplay by Takeo Murata and Ishiro Honda. Plot summary: Nuclear weapons testing revives a sleeping monster from the Jurassic period, which vents its fury on the city of Tokyo.

Cast and crew: Gor, Momoko Kochi, Akira Takarada, Akihiko Hirata, Sachio Sakai, Fuyuuki Murakami, Ren Yamamoto, Toyoaki Suzuki, Tadashi Okabe, Toranosuke Ogawa, Frank Iwanaga

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Homaye Saadat همای سعادت (Fardin) - (1973) Iranian film poster

Homaye Saadat (1972) - (Fardin) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 23.5" x 35.25" Iranian poster for the 1972 Tapi Chanakya film Homaye Saadat AKA Subah-O-Sham based on a screenplay by Shankar Kinagi and Harish Shukla and starring Fardin as Aarun. This was the first Indian film ever filmed in Iran. Plot summary: The wealthy Aarun in Tehran becomes infatuated with an alcoholic indian concubine named Shirin, [Waheeda Rehman], but he knows his mother will not approve of her. When he makes plans to marry her secretly she refuses at the last minute. In anger Aarun marries Nazneen instead, who was his mother's choice for him, and moves to Ehwas. Later Nazneen has a child, but this is not the end of Aram's relationship with Shirin.

Cast and crew: Tapi Chanakya, Kaushal Bharati, Som Haksar, Gulshan Jalalabadi, Shankar Kinagi, B. Radhakrishna, Harish Shukla, Azar, Mohamad Ali Fardin, Simin Ghaffari, Irin, Kahnmoi, Meeri Kiukas, Sanjeev Kumar, Loretta, Paiman, Rafi, Rafiee, Waheeda Rehman, Mir Mohammad Tajaddod, Tehrani

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tough Enough (1983) - (Dennis Quaid) US one-sheet

Tough Enough (1983) - (Dennis Quaid) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1983 Richard Fleischer film Tough Enough written by John Leone and starring Dennis Quaid as Art Long. Plot summary: Art Long is an aspiring country singer who is having trouble making ends meet with his music in Texas, so he tries his hand at amateur boxing.

Cast and crew: Richard Fleischer, John Leone, Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw, Pam Grier, Warren Oates, Bruce McGill, Wilford Brimley, Fran Ryan, Christopher Norris, Terra Perry, Big John Hamilton, Steve Ward, Susan Benn, Mark Edson, Steve 'Monk' Miller

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Toto's Harem (1953) - (Toto) Argentine one-sheet

Toto's Harem (1953) - (Toto) Argentine one-sheet

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine poster closely derived from the design for the Italian locandina for the 1953 Mario Mattoli film Toto's Harem AKA Neapolitan Turk AKA Il turco napoletano based on a story by Eduardo Scarpetta and starring Toto as Don Felice. Plot summary: Don Felice is a petty criminal in Naples who is actually an escaped convict on the run with his cellmate Faina, [Aldo Guiffre] a fellow pickpocket. He impersonates a Turkish eunuch sent by the Turkish government to guard the wife and daughter of a Sorrento merchant.

Cast and crew: Toto, Isa Barzizza, Mario Mattoli, Ruggero Maccari, Alessandro Continenza, Mario Monicelli, Italo De Tuddo, Felice Sciosciammocca, Carlo Campanini, Franca Faldini, Amedeo Girard, Ignazio Balsamo, Primarosa Batistella, Liana Billi, Carlo Campanini, Anna Campori, Mario Castellani, Dino Curcio, Christiane Dury, Amedeo Girardi, Aldo Giuffre, Edith Jost, Nicola Maldacea Jr.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Traces in the Sand (1954) - (Faten Hamama) آثار في الرمل Egyptian one-sheet

Traces in the Sand (1954) - (Faten Hamama) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27.5" x 38.25" Egyptian poster designed by an unknown artist to promote the 1954 Gamal Madkoor film Traces in the Sand آثار في الرمل starring Faten Hamama based on story and dialogue by Youssef El Sebai with screenplay by Gamal Madkoor and cinematography by Abdel Aziz Fahmy. Plot summary: When the composer Ibrahim Mohsen [Imad Hamdi] is being treated for loss of memory he sees his former fiance Ragia, [Faten Hamama] who is living with her grandfather [Hamdy Gheith] in Alexandria. She emphasizes that she loves him and wants to help him; she also acknowledges that her grandfather is opposed to their marriage.

Cast and crew: Gamal Madkoor, Youssef El Sebai, Zahrat El-Ola, Hamdy Gheith, Fatan Hamama, Imad Hamdi, Abdel Aziz Fahmy, Abdel Aziz Ahmed, Wedad Hamdy, Abdel Aziz Khalil, Mahmoud Azmy, Mohammad al-Tukhy, Ali Rushdy, Mohammad Abd al-Qodus

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Chased by the Dogs اللص والكلاب (Shadia) - (1963) Egyptian one-sheet

Chased by the Dogs (1963) - (Shadia) Egyptian one-sheet

Pictured is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster designed by Mohammad Abdel Aziz to promote the 1962 124-minute Kamal El Sheikh black-and-white film Chased by the Dogs [al-liss wal-kelab] starring Shadia and Shukry Sarhan based on a story by Naguib Mahfouz with screenplay by Sabry Ezzat, dialogue by Ali El Zorkani and cinematography by Kamal Korayem. Plot summary: Said Mohran [Shukry Sarhan] worked as a house servant in a student's home. Because of his mother's illness he had to steal a watch from a student. Raouf Alwan [Kamal al-Shennawi] got involved, tried to save him and took him as a protege in crime. Said became a big thief. His assistant Alish [Zein El-Ashmawy] informed on him so he would be free to marry his wife Nabawiya. When Said Mohran got out of prison his goal was to take revenge against Alish and Nabawiya, but he killed some innocent people instead by blindly shooting at window silhouettes, because Alish and Nabawiya had fled their home. Said ran away and became a fugitive. Raouf, who had become a famous journalist, denounced Said in newspaper articles, turning public opinion against him. Said confessed what he had done to his former lover Nour [Shadia] and lived in her house. He also sought solace with a Sufi sheikh but found no relief. Although Nour tried help him, the police found his hiding place and killed him on a mountain during a chase.

Cast and crew: Naguib Mahfouz, Shadia, Shukry Sarhan, Kamal El Sheikh, Kamal Al-Shennawi, Fakher Fakher, Samir Sabri, Salah Mansour, Kamal Korayem, Ali El Zorkani, Sabry Ezzat, Salwa Mahmoud, Salah Jahine, Adly Kasseb, Zein El-Ashmawy, Nazim Shaarawy

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God Is on Our Side الله معنا (Faten Hamama) - (1955) Egyptian one-sheet poster

God Is on Our Side (1955) - (Faten Hamama) Egyptian one-sheet poster

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian one-sheet poster for the 1955 Ahmed Badrakhan film God Is on Our Side based on a story by Ihsan Abd al-Qudus and starring Faten Hamama as Nadia. Plot summary: Officer Ahmed [Imad Hamdi] went to fight in the Palestine war after promising to write to his fiancee Nadia, [Faten Hamama] his cousin and the daughter of his rich uncle [Mahmoud El-Meliguy]. Ahmed was wounded and lost his arm. He returned with the other maimed and injured soldiers as the men in the Army were complaining about the corrupt people who were importing weapons, including his fiancee's father. While the free officers had resolved to liberate the country and avenge it, at Ahmed's behest Nadia searched her father's papers for incriminating evidence. The father was surrounded by soldiers who had come to arrest him; he was killed accidentally by his own hand grenade when he was about to throw it at them. The film ends with the overthrow of the monarchy and the country's liberation.

Cast and crew: Faten Hamama, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Imad Hamdi, Magda, Ahmed Badrakhan, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, Abdelhalim Nasr, Olwiyya Gamil, Amira Amir, Shukry Sarhan, Said Abu Bakr, Stephan Rosti, Wedad Hamdy, Mahmoud Ismail, Samiha Ayyoub, Mona Fouad, Adly Kasseb, Zaki Ibrahim, Amina Cherif, Hussein Riad, Aly Reda

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The Triple Echo (1972) - (Glenda Jackson) UK quad poster

The Triple Echo (1972) - (Glenda Jackson) UK Quad

This is a 30" x 40" UK quad poster designed by M. Piotrowski for the 1972 Michael Apted film The Triple Echo based on a story by H.E. Bates, screenplay by Robin Chapman and starring Glenda Jackson as Alice. Plot summary: In the English contryside during World War II Barton [Brian Deacon] deserts, dresses as a woman, calls himself Cathy and takes up residence with Alice at her farm. Tensions arise when an army sergeant [Oliver Reed] comes to the farm and fancies Cathy.

Cast and crew: Michael Apted, Robin Chapman, H. E. Bates, Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May, Gavin Richards, Jenny Lee Wright, Kenneth Colley, Daphne Heard, Zelah Clarke, Colin Rix, Ioan Meredith

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Hearts of Gold (1969) - (Pouri Baneai) قلبهای طلایی Iranian film poster

Hearts of Gold (1969) - (Pouri Baneai) Iranian poster

This is a 27.5" x 19.5" Iranian poster by an unknown designer for the 1969 film Hearts of Gold قلبهای طلایی written and directed by Esmaeil Poorsaeid and starring Pouri Baneai. Plot summary: A young engineer named Parviz [Abdullah Butimar] lost several of his important projects and his capital to flooding. He was ashamed to go back home to his wife Farideh [Pouri Baneai] and became homeless. His wife went looking for him and after some difficulties the two started a new life together.

Cast and crew: Esmaeil Poorsaeid, Abdollah Butimar, Pouri Baneai, Hooshang Beheshti, Bahmanyar, Fereshteh, Akbar Hashemi, Arasteh, Maziyar Parto

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Jonubi (1973) - (Reza Fazeli) جنوبی Iranian film poster

Jonubi (1973) - (Reza Fazeli) Iranian movie poster

This is a 27.25" x 19.5" poster designed by Abzari for the 1973 action film Jonubi جنوبی written and directed by Mohammad Reza Fazeli and starring Reza Fazeli as Jonubi. Plot summary: Akram [Shahnaz Tehrani] was released from prison after serving time on a charge of killing Qasem, went work in a cafe along with Aqdas [Farangis Foruhar]. Mehdi [Ahmad Moini] and his friends, who were planning on abusing Akram, tore up the cafe every night until one night Jasem-e Siah, known as Jonubi, [Mohammad Reza Fazeli] got into a fight with Mehdi's people supported by Akram. Akram disclosed to Jonubi, who was Qasem's brother, that he was innocent and that Qasem had not been killed. Jonubi realized has brother had been killed by Mehdi. Jonubi and Mehdi faced off in a graveyard. Mehdi was beaten by Jonubi, but the fight was broken up when the police arrived.

Cast and crew: Mohammad Reza Fazeli, Reza Fazeli, Abzari, Morteza Aghili, Shahnaz Tehrani, Farangis Foruhar, Ahmad Moini, Javad Taghadosi, Qasemi Kian, Reza Zulfaghari, Atash, Parviz Shokri, Davud, Iraj, Jahangir Basharat, Zare, Reza Safaipoor, Reza Safayipoor, Mashinchian

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Shining Star ستاره فروزان (Fourouzan) - (1969) Iranian film poster

The Shining Star (1969) - (Fourouzan) Iranian film poster

This is a 27.5" x 19.5" poster designed by Ahang for the 1969 film The Shining Star [setareh-ye foroozan] written and directed by Assadollah Soleimanfar and starring Fourouzan in a musical that showcases her talents. Plot summary: A man is looking for his half brother who had been driven out of their home by his father years ago along with their mother. The man skillfully locates the missing half brother; in a moment of crisis his real half brother introduces himself while the conspirator and his dishonest companions are caught by the police.

Cast and crew: Assadollah Soleimanifar, Ahang, Fourouzan, Adel Roohi, Ebrahim Fakhar, Sorayya Beheshti, Yadi, Farhad Mohabbat, Farangis Foruhar, Iraj Saberi, Ahmad Ghadakchian, Shahla Riahi

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Abu Dahab (1954) - (Hoda Soltan) ابو دهب Egyptian oversize poster

Abu Dahab (1954) - (Hoda Soltan) Egyptian poster

This is a 33.5" x 45" Egyptian poster designed by Hassan Mazhar Gasour for the 1954 Helmy Rafla film Abu Dahab based on story and screenplay by Zoheir Bakir, dialogue by El Sayed Bedeir and starring Hoda Soltan. Plot summary: Hassan Bar'i [Zaki al-Harami] was the gangleader in a narcotics smuggling and distribution company operating behind a front company for the distribution of medical supplies. He met Amina Hassan [Qowat al-Qoloub], got her pregnant and then refused to marry her, so she tried to shoot him. However Sabiet al-Atara [Mahmoud El-Meliguy] killed him instead. Sabiet nominated his colleague Abu Dahab [Farid Shawqi] to replace Bar'i but he refused to do it and recommened al-Akta', [Mohamed Sabih] one of al-'Atara's backers, to run the election; they made arrangements for al-Atara to win. However the arrangements failed and and Abu Dahab won. Abu Dahab and al-Atara were outwardly friends but they competed for the love of the singer Ehsan [Hoda Soltan], who preferred and eventually married Abu Dahab. Abu Dahab was then reported, arrested for smuggling and given a seven-year prison sentence.

Cast and crew: Helmy Rafla, Zoheir Bakir, El Sayed Bedeir, Hoda Soltan, Farid Shawqi, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Mounir Al-Fangari, Rashad Hamid, Mousen Hassanein, Abdel Ghani Nagdi, Qowat al-Qoloub, Zaki Al-Harami, Mohamed Sabih, Ahmed Mokhtar

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Night of the Angels شب فرشتگان (Googoosh) - (1968) Iranian film poster

Night of the Angels (1968) - (Googoosh) Iranian poster

This is a 21" x 30.5" Iranian poster by an unknown designer for the 1968 film The Night of the Angels [shab-e fereshtegan], a comedy written and directed by Fereydun Gole and starring Reza Fazeli. Plot summary: Three friends with different personalities were working in a store; when they were off work at night they looked for wealthy girls to help them prosper. To do this they presented themselves as sophisticated wealthy people and acted as if they had a lot of money. They met three pretty stylish girls and set themselves up as engineers. When they invited the girls to their homes it became obvious that one of their fathers owned the shop where the boys worked. The three fled after they realized this. When the families of the girls sensed they had been insulted they went after the three youths. During the pursuit the youths were arrested on suspicion they were smuggling narcotics but after investigation the police realized they were innocent. Then the three boys lost their jobs and did not know what to do. When the girls were confident the boys were innocent, they were no longer angry and they all got married.

Cast and crew: Fereydun Gole, Reza Fazeli, Nancy Kovack, Katayun Amir Ebrahimi, Googoosh, Hosein Gil, Kan'an Kiani, Hamideh Keirabadi, Javad Taghadosi, Nersi Korkia, Rahim Roshanian, Abbas Mehrdadian, Saber Atashin, Dariush Talayi, Hassan Ghaffari

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