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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Road Games 1981 Stacy Keach 19x27 Poster

Road Games (1981) - (Stacy Keach) 19x27 poster

This is a 19" x 27" promotional poster for the 1981 Richard Franklin film Road Games written by Everett De Roche and Richard Franklin and starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Hitch. Plot summary: While driving his semi across Australia Pat Quid [Stacy Keach] picks up a hitchhiker named Hitch. When Hitch disappears he suspects she has been abducted in a van, which he pursues. His pursuit of the van makes him suspicious to the police.

Cast and crew: Richard Franklin, Everett De Roche, Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page, Thaddeus Smith, Steve Millichamp, Alan Hopgood, John Murphy, Bill Stacey, Robert Thompson, Ed Turley, Angelica La Bozzetta, Colin Vancao, Paul Harris, Rochelle Harris



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True Romance 1993 Christian Slater 1993 Davis Unrated one-sheet

True Romance (1993) - (Christian Slater) Davis unrated one-sheet

This is a 27.5" x 38.5" unrated Davis one-sheet for the 1993 Tony Scott film True Romance written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater as Clarence Worley. Plot summary: Clarence Worley meets his call-girl bride-to-be Alabama Whitman [Patricia Arquette] while watching movies at a cinema. After marrying her Clarence goes to pick up her clothes at the club where she works, but is accidently given a suitcase full of cocaine.

Cast and crew: Tony Scott, Quentin Tarantino, Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek, Conchata Ferrell, James Gandolfini, Anna Levine, Victor Argo



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Magnificent Seven R1980 International one-sheet

The Magnificent Seven (R1980) - (Yul Bronner) US international one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" US one-sheet poster for a 1980 rerelease of the 1960 John Sturges film The Magnificent Seven written by William Roberts and starring Yul Brynner as Chris Larabee Adams. Plot summary: The farmers in a small Mexican village are tired of being terrorized every year by bandits, so they send a delegation to the USA to recruit some gunmen for defense. The delegation returns with seven gunmen who will prepare the town to defend against an expected assault by 30 bandits.

Cast and crew: John Sturges, William Roberts, Elmer Bernstein, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Horst Bucholz, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, Jorge Martinez de Hoyas, Vladimir Sokoloff, Rosenda Monteros, Rico Alaniz, Pepe Hern, Natividad Vacio, Mario Navarro



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Dirty, Ugly and Bad 1976 Nino Manfredi Italian locandina

Dirty, Ugly and Bad (1976) - (Nino Manfredi) Italian locandina

This is a 13" x 27.5" Italian locandina poster for the 1976 Ettore Scola film Ugly Dirty and Bad AKA brutti sporchi e cattivi written by Ettore Scola and Ruggero Maccari and starring Nino Manfredi as Giacinto Mazzatella. Plot summary: In a shack in the hills of Rome Giacinto lives with his ten children and members of his extended family. He has suffered an eye injury at his job and received a substantial insurance claim. His relatives are all plotting to kill him so they can get their hands on it. Ettore Scola won the award for best director at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for a Palme d'Or. In 1977 Nino Manfredi was nominated for a silver ribbon as best actor by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.

Cast and crew: Ettore Scola, Ruggero Maccari, Carlo Ponti, Francesco Anniballi, Maria Bosco, Giselda Castrini, Alfredo D'Ippolito, Giancarlo Fanelli, Marina Fasoli, Ettore Garofolo, Nino Manfredi, Marco Marsili, Franco Merli, Linda Moretti, Luciano Pagliuca, Giuseppe Paravati, Silvana Priori, Giovanni Rovini



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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Little Egypt 1951 Rhonda Fleming US insert

Little Egypt (1951) - (Rhonda Fleming) US insert

This is a 14" x 36" US insert poster for the 1951 Frederick De Cordova film Little Egypt written by Oscar Brodney and Doris Gilbert and starring Rhonda Fleming as Izora AKA Little Egypt. Plot summary: During the 1893 Chicago Exposition Izora and her accomplice Wayne Cravat [Mark Stevens] try to swindle Chicago tycoon Cyrus Graydon [Minor Watson] out of a million dollars.

Cast and crew: Frederick De Cordova, Rhonda Fleming, Mark Stevens, Nancy Guild, Charles Drake, Tom D'Andrea, Minor Watson, Steven Geray, Verna Felton, John Litel, Kathryn Givney, Fritz Feld, Dan Riss, Jack George, Edward Clark, John Gallaudet



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Twist All Night 1961 Louis Prima US one-sheet

Twist All Night (1961) - (Louis Prima) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1961 Allan David and William J. Hole film Twist all Night AKA The Continental Twist written by Berni Gould and starring Louis Prima as Louis Evans. Plot summary: Louis Evans has a popular "twist club" that is being undermined by a mercenary"twist gang" whose members are paid to take up space without spending any money.

Cast and crew: Allan David, William J. Hole Jr., Berni Gould, June Wilkinson, Louis Prima, Sam Butera, The Witnesses, Gertrude Michael, David Whorf, Hal Torey, Ty Perry, Fred Sherman, Dick Winslow, Gil Frye, Jim Lounsbury, Tom Mathews, Joe Cavalier, Parisian Twisters, Manhattan Twisters



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Friday, July 5, 2019

Drop of Dew (1952) قطر الندى - (Anwar Wagdi) Egyptian BW Still

Drop of Dew Egyptian BW Still (1952) - (Ismail Yasseen) Egyptian BW Still

Pictured is an Egyptian black-and-white still showing Ismail Yasseen as Ostaz Charlie from the 1952 Anwar Wagdi film Drop of Dew [qatr al-neda] starring Shadia as Drop of Dew based on a story by Anwar Wagdi, with screenplay by Anwar Wagdi, dialogue and songs by Abou Seoud El-Ibiary and cinematography by Wahid Farid. Plot summary: The unknown artist Wahid (Anwar Wagdi) married his colleague the unknown artist Drop of Dew (Shadia) and they set out to create work for themselves that was worthy of their talents. Time passed and this was not achieved. Wahid decided to play a trick to make himself into a famous person; he claimed he had killed his wife. His trick succeeded and he acquired great fame. A lady's body was found; the police thought it was his wife's body and that he was really the murderer. Wahid said his wife had not been killed and that she was alive somewhere. His wife had been in an automobile accident which caused memory loss. Wahid was sentenced to death. The lawyer tried to restore the wife's memory quickly to save Wahid from the gallows; he succeeded in doing this at the last moment and Wahid was accordingly released. His fame began there; then there was a quick change in his theater contracts and the trick enabled him to achieve the kind of renown he had never imagined.

Cast and crew: Anwar Wagdi, Shadia, Ismail Yasseen, Saraj Munir, Wahid Farid, Ibrahim Emara, Zeinat Sedki, Abdel Moniem Ismail, Abou Seoud El-Ibiary, Elias Moadab, Sayed Soliman, Reyad al-Kasabgi, Salah Mansour, Abdel Qader al-Masiri, Ahmed Darwish



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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Terminator 1984 Schwarzenegger Lebanese poster

The Terminator (1984) - (Arnold Schwarzenegger) Lebanese one-sheet

This is a 27" x 40" Lebanese one-sheet for the 1984 James Cameron film The Terminator starring Arnold Schwarzegger as the Terminator. Plot summary: The Terminator is a cyborg sent back from the future with the job of murdering Sarah Connor [Linda Hamilton].

Cast and crew: James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Rick Rossovich, Dick Miller, Shawn Schepps, Bruce M. Kerner, Franco Columbu, Bill Paxton, Brad Rearden, Brian Thompson





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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Deedar 1951 Dilip Kumar Egyptian one-sheet

Deedar (1951) - (Dilip Kumar) Egyptian one-sheet

This is a 27" x 39" Egyptian poster designed by Marcel for the 1951 Nitin Bose musical Deedar written by Azm Bazidpuri and starring Nargis as Mala. Plot summary: Shamu [Dilip Kumar] and Mala [Nargis] are childhood sweethearts who love to go riding and singing on a horse. One day Mala is injured when they are thrown from the horse; Mala's angry father banishes Shamu from the household. Shamu and his mother are obliged to move; after the death of his mother Shamu loses his sight in a sandstorm. From then on Shamu makes a livelihood as a street singer accompanying himself on a harmonium, but he never forgets Mala and always longs to be with her again.

Cast and crew: Nitin Bose, Marcel, Azm Bazidpuri, Nargis, Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Nimmi, Tabassum, Jal Merchant, Parikshat Sahni, Baby Anwari, Niharika Devi, Tun Tun, Surendra, Agha Miraz, Lala Yaqoob



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The Count of Monte Cristo امير الانتقام Anwar Wagdi 1951 Egyptian billboard

The Count of Monte Cristo (1951) - (Anwar Wagdi) Egyptian billboard

Pictured here is a five-foot by ten-foot six-sheet Egyptian billboard poster designed by Abdel Rahman to promote the 1951 161-minute Henry Barakat black-and-white film The Count of Monte Cristo [amir al-enteqam] based on the 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas with screenplay and adaptation by Henry Barakat, dialogue by Youssef Gohar and Youssef Esa and cinematograpny by Giulio De Luca. Plot summary: Hassan Al-Helali [Anwar Wagdi] was a noble sailor who was captured on his wedding night in a plot by his four enemies [Farid Shawqi, Seraj Munir, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Hussein Riad] and thrown into prison without trial or accusation; he remained in prison for many years. In prison he met an old man named Sheikh Galal who had been there for nine years; Sheikh Galal told Hassan where a treasure was hidden and then died. Hassan escaped from prison and found the treasure. He then began planning his revenge against the people who put him in prison. He fell in love with a dancer named Zomorouda [Samia Gamal] who helped him get his revenge and then married him.

Cast and crew: Henry Barakat, Abdel Rahman, Anwar Wagdi, Samia Gamal, Madiha Yousri, Kamal al-Shennawi. Seraj Munir, Mahmoud El-Meliguy, Farid Shawqi, Hussein Riad, Ali Al-Kassar, Giulio De Luca, Youssef Gohar, Youssef Esa, Reyad El Kasabgy, Abdel Rahim El Zarkani, Zaki Ibrahim, Abdel Aziz Ahmed



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