Friday, February 10, 2017

The Red Beret (1953) - (Alan Ladd) Egyptian one-sheet

The Red Beret (1953) - (Alan Ladd) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster by an unknown designer for the 1953 Terence Young film The Red Beret AKA Paratrooper based on the 1950 Hilary St. George Saunders novel The Red Beret, screenplay by Richarid Maibaum and Frank S. Nugent and starring Alan Ladd as Steve "Canada" MacKendrick. Plot summary: The film is about the World War II exploits of an American named Steve MacKendrick, who in 1940 pretends he is Canadian and volunteers for the British Army's Paratroop School. He takes part in a raid on the German radar station at Bruneval and then an attack in North Africa on an airfield at Bône.

Cast and crew: Terence Young, Richard Mabaum, Frank S. Nugent, Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston, Anthony Bushell, Patric Doonan, Stanley Baker, Lana Morris, Tim Turner, Michael Kelly, Anton Diffring, Thomas Heathcote, Carl Duering, John Boxer

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