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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Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Way of the Dragon 1972 Bruce Lee Italian fotobusta

The Way of the Dragon (1972) - (Bruce Lee) Italian fotobusta

This is an original 17.75" x 25" Italian fotobusta for the 1972 film The Way of the Dragon written and directed by Bruce Lee and starring Bruce Lee as Tang Lung. Plot summary: Tang Lung goes to Rome to help his cousins with their restaurant business. A crime syndicate is pressuring them to sell their property but Tang Lung defends his cousins as the syndicate tries to use hired martial artists to get what it wants. The final showdown takes place in the Roman Colosseum when a martial artist named Colt [Chuck Norris] is brought in to fight Tang Lung.

Cast and crew: Chuck Norris, Averardo Ciriello, Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Ping-Ao Wei, Chung-Hsin Hang, Robert Wall, Ing-Sik Whang, Tony Liu, Unicorn Chan, Malisa Longo, Fu Ching Chen, Chin Ti, Wu Ngan, Robert Chen, Jon T. Benn



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The Way of the Dragon 1972 Bruce Lee Italian fotobusta

The Way of the Dragon (1972) - (Bruce Lee) Italian fotobusta

This is an original 17.75" x 25" Italian fotobusta for the 1972 film The Way of the Dragon written and directed by Bruce Lee and starring Bruce Lee as Tang Lung. Plot summary: Tang Lung goes to Rome to help his cousins with their restaurant business. A crime syndicate is pressuring them to sell their property but Tang Lung defends his cousins as the syndicate tries to use hired martial artists to get what it wants. The final showdown takes place in the Roman Colosseum when a martial artist named Colt [Chuck Norris] is brought in to fight Tang Lung.

Cast and crew: Chuck Norris, Averardo Ciriello, Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Ping-Ao Wei, Chung-Hsin Hang, Robert Wall, Ing-Sik Whang, Tony Liu, Unicorn Chan, Malisa Longo, Fu Ching Chen, Chin Ti, Wu Ngan, Robert Chen, Jon T. Benn



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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Yellow Rose رز زرد Amin Hayayee 2002 Style B Iranian movie poster

Yellow Rose (2002) - (Amin Hayayee) Iranian movie poster

This is an 18.75" x 26.5" Iranian poster for the 2002 Dariush Farhang film Yellow Rose written by Ali Khodsiani and starring Amin Hayayee as Arash. Plot summary: Davud [Bahram Radan] and Layli [Marjan Mohtasham] went north on their wedding night. On the way they met Mahshid [Hadis Folavand] and Arash [Amin Hayayee] and they traveled together. They had an accident which killed a black man; Arash and Davud threw the body into a swamp. After that Davud decided to go back, but Arash was against this. The two fought about it, but Davud did not defend himself. Layli saw this as a sign Davud was a coward and decided to leave him. To prevent this Davud told her about an incident in his life and the reason for his fear. His mother and father had had an argument in a boat and he had unwittingly thrown his father into the river, which killed him; then his mother also left him. Layli stuck by her decision to leave him.

Cast and crew: Dariush Farhang, Reza Banki, Ali Khodsiani, Amin Hayayee, Bahram Radan, Marjan Mohtasham, Hadis Foladvand



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A Man from the South of the City مردی از جنوب شهر Fardin 1970 Iranian one-sheet

A Man from the South of the City (1970) - (Fardin) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 23.5" x 35" Iranian poster for the 1970 Saber Rahbar film A Man from the South of the City written by Saeed Motalebi and starring Fardin as Hadi. Plot summary: Ehtesham has rented his cabaret to Atash [Fourouzan] but now he wants it back. He thinks his nephew Hamid, a lawyer, might be able to recover it, but Hamid falls in love with Atash. Meanwhile Atash has fallen in love with Hadi.

Cast and crew: Saber Rahbar, Saeed Motalebi, Mohammad Ali Fardin, Fourouzan, Taghi Zohuri, Ali Miri, Marina Mater, Marootian, Jahangir Forouhar, Reza Abdi, Mohammad Reza Rafi'i, Ali Dehghan, Anita Amiri, Parviz Monfared, Hossein Shahab, Reza Safayipoor, Abdollah Butimar



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Way of the Dragon 1972 Bruce Lee German one-sheet

The Way of the Dragon (1972) - (Bruce Lee) German one-sheet

This is an original 24" x 33.75" German poster for the 1972 film The Way of the Dragon written and directed by Bruce Lee and starring Bruce Lee as Tang Lung. Plot summary: Tang Lung goes to Rome to help his cousins with their restaurant business. A crime syndicate is pressuring them to sell their property but Tang Lung defends his cousins as the syndicate tries to use hired martial artists to get what it wants. The final showdown takes place in the Roman Colosseum when a martial artist named Colt [Chuck Norris] is brought in to fight Tang Lung.

Cast and crew: Chuck Norris, Averardo Ciriello, Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Ping-Ao Wei, Chung-Hsin Hang, Robert Wall, Ing-Sik Whang, Tony Liu, Unicorn Chan, Malisa Longo, Fu Ching Chen, Chin Ti, Wu Ngan, Robert Chen, Jon T. Benn



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Fist of Fury 1972 Bruce Lee UK quad

Fist of Fury (1972) - (Bruce Lee) UK Quad

This is a rolled original 30" x 40" UK quad poster designed by an unknown artist for the 1972 Wei Lo film Fist of Fury AKA The Chinese Connection AKA Tang shan da xiong written and directed by Wei Lo and starring Bruce Lee as Chen Zhen. Plot summary: Chen Zhen sets out to get revenge when he learns his teacher was poisoned by members of a Japanese dojo.

Cast and crew: Bruce Lee, Yin-Chieh Han, James Tien, Maria Yi, Malalene, Tony Liu, Quin Lee, Nora Miao, San Chin, Wei Lo, Marilyn Bautista, Ying-Chieh Han, Kun Li, San Chin, Chih Chen, Chia-Cheng Tu, Tso Chen, Billy Chan, Lung Chan, Stephen Chang



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Way of the Dragon 1972 Bruce Lee UK quad

(1972) - (Bruce Lee) UK quad

This is an original 30" x 40" UK quad poster for the 1972 film The Way of the Dragon written and directed by Bruce Lee and starring Bruce Lee as Tang Lung. Plot summary: Tang Lung goes to Rome to help his cousins with their restaurant business. A crime syndicate is pressuring them to sell their property but Tang Lung defends his cousins as the syndicate tries to use hired martial artists to get what it wants. The final showdown takes place in the Roman Colosseum when a martial artist named Colt [Chuck Norris] is brought in to fight Tang Lung.

Cast and crew: Chuck Norris, Averardo Ciriello, Bruce Lee, Nora Miao, Ping-Ao Wei, Chung-Hsin Hang, Robert Wall, Ing-Sik Whang, Tony Liu, Unicorn Chan, Malisa Longo, Fu Ching Chen, Chin Ti, Wu Ngan, Robert Chen, Jon T. Benn



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Monday, April 8, 2019

Don't Tell Anybody ما تقولش لحد Farid Al Atrache 1952 Egyptian billboard

Don't Tell Anybody (1952) - (Farid Al Atrache) Egyptian billboard

This is a 67" x 104" 14-piece Egyptian billboard designed by Hussein Fawzi of Studio Adly to promote the 1952 Henry Barakat musical Don't Tell Anybody based an a story by Abu Seoud El-Ibiary, screenplay by Henry Barakat and starring Farid Al Atrache as Wahid. Plot summary: Wahid the musician loves a dancer named Wela [Samia Gamal] and proposes marriage to her after her return from a business trip. However while Wela is away Wahid marries a singer named Nousa [Nour Al Hoda] as part of a ruse arranged by Nousa's uncle Ghazal, [Stephan Rosti] who wants to marry Wela.

Cast and crew: Henry Barakat, Hussein Fawzi, Farid Al Atrache, Samia Gamal, Nour Al Hoda, Stephan Rosti, Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy, Omar El-Hariri, Aida Kamel, Aziz Osman, Lola Sedki, Abu Seoud El-Ibiary



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Friday, April 5, 2019

The Great Dictator (R1968) - (Charlie Chaplin) French medium poster

The Great Dictator (R1968) - (Charlie Chaplin) French medium poster

This is a 22.5" x 30.5" French poster designed by Leo Kouper for a 1968 rerelease of the 1940 film The Great Dictator written and directed by Charles Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin as the dictator Adenoid Hynkel/the Jewish barber. Plot summary: Twenty years after the end of World War I Adenoid Hynkel has become dictator of the nation of Tomania. Hynkel wants to exterminate the Jews, establish a pure Aryan state and dominate the world. A Jewish barber is unaware of any of this because of war injuries, which have left him with amnesia. His old war comrade Commander Schultz [Reginald Gardiner] saves him from the persecution the other Jews are experiencing in the ghetto. The barber meets a Jewish washerwoman named Hannah, [Paulette Goddard] with whom he begins a relationship.

Cast and crew: Charles Chaplin, Leo Kouper, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter DeHaven, Paulette Goddard, Maurice Moscovitch, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Esther Michelson, Hank Mann



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Monsieur Verdoux (R1967) - (Charlie Chaplin) French medium poster

Monsieur Verdoux (R1967) - (Charles Chaplin) French medium poster

This is a 22.5" x 30.5" French poster designed by Leo Kouper for a 1967 rerelease of the 1947 film Monsieur Verdoux written and directed by Charles Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin as Monsieur Verdoux. Plot summary: Monsieur Verdoux marries women and then kills them to get their money.

Cast and crew: Charles Chaplin, Leo Kouper, Orson Welles, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz, Martha Raye, Ada Maye, Ada May, Isobel Elsom, Marjorie Bennett, Helene Heigh, Margaret Hoffman, Marilyn Nash, Irving Bacon, Edwin Mills, Virginia Brissac



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The Kid (Charlie Chaplin) - (R1971) French medium poster

The Kid (R1971) - (Charlie Chaplin) French medium poster

This is a 22.5" x 30.5" French poster designed by Leo Kouper for a 1971 rerelease of the 1921 film The Kid written and directed by Charles Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp. Plot summary: Edna [Edna Purviance] abandons her new baby in a limousine. The limousine is later stolen by thieves, who leave the baby in an alley by some garbage cans. The Tramp finds the baby and takes care of him. Years later the police take the boy [Jackie Coogan] away from Charlie and put him in an orphanage.

Cast and crew: Charles Chaplin, Leo Kouper, Carl Miller, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan, Tom Wilson



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