HALF SHEET (22 x 28")

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99 RIVER STREET (1953)
99 RIVER STREET (1953) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet style A, USA. John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen, Peggie Castle, dir: Phil Karlson; United Artists. Effective noir crime melodrama about a former boxing champ who loses his title and ends up driving a taxi for a living, who ends up being blamed for the murder of his henpecking wife. The film was very effectively directed by Phil Karlson who got unflinching portrayals from the cast, particularly John Payne and with his depiction of the big city as both Heaven and Hell. Folded, VERY GOOD.

ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950)
ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1950) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe, dir: John Huston, MGM.

Classic film noir about a heist which, after being successfully executed, unravels with tragic consequences. Though John Huston intended the role of Angela Phinlay for Lola Albright, Marilyn Monroe won the role and it was the first in which her great dramatic abilities were explored. Poster features Monroe prominently, thanks to agent Johnny Hyde's work in placing her there amongst the films MGM contract players.

Poster is paper-backed. There are creases at all...

AWAKENING, THE (1928)
AWAKENING, THE (1928) $750.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Vilma Banky, Walter, Byron, Louis Wolheim, George Davis, dir: Victor Fleming; Samuel Goldwyn Company. A very fine example of early Art Deco design elements used on a movie poster. The film is lost and of interest is that it was Academy Award-nominated (for art direction to William Cameron Menzies) during the organization's second year. It was also a work by director Victor Fleming and a vehicle for top Goldwyn silent star, Vilma Banky. Brought from Russia, she was greatly celebrated until her thick accent proved too much...

BABES ON BROADWAY (1941)
BABES ON BROADWAY (1941) $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ray McDonald, Richard Quine, dir: Busby Berkeley; MGM. An essential Mickey and Judy musical with simple story and sets and spectacular large scale musical numbers.

The setting this time was New York City, where the teens are all aspiring Broadway performers -- and by the end of the film, they ARE on Broadway. Shirley Temple was signed at MGM to join them but Ma Temple felt Mickey and Judy would outshine her, so she went to do the flop Kathleen...

BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953)
BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, THE (1953) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Paul Christian, dir: Eugene Lourie; Warner Brothers. Classic monster film of a ravaging dinosaur, adapted from a short story by Ray Bradbury called "The Fog Horn." Spectacular art of the rampaging dinosaur.

Poster has been professionally paper-backed. Pinholes and small border tears have been addressed. Touch up on fold lines, corner creases addressed. NEAR FINE.

BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 1
BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 1 $2,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 72 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Sabu, dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Universal. Spectacular Technicolor film which is a psychological study of Anglican nuns who attempt to establish a religious community in the Himalayas. The locations were done in England and Ireland, but all of the Himalayan scenes were shot at the studio in London using glass shots and miniatures. Black-and-white location shots were used, blown up and color chalk applied to them for use in Technicolor. There were two Academy Awards for the color...

BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 2
BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) - 2 $500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) title lobby card, USA. Deborah Kerr, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons, David Farrar, Sabu, dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Universal. This brilliant Technicolor film is a psychological study of Anglican nuns who attempt to establish a religious community in the Himalayas. The locations were done in England and Ireland, but all of the Himalayan scenes were shot at the studio in London using glass shots and miniatures. Black-and-white location shots were used, blown up and color chalk applied to them for use in Technicolor. There were two Academy Awards for the color...

BLACK PANTHER'S CUB, THE (1921)
BLACK PANTHER'S CUB, THE (1921) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Florence Reed, Norman Trevor, Henry Stephenson, Don Merrifield, dir: Emile Chautard; Ziegfeld Cinema Corporation/Equity Pictures. This tale (based on the Algernon Charles Swinburne poem "Faustine") told of the daughter of a gambling hall hostess who, when down on her luck, impersonates her mother and reopens the palace.

For one brief moment, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.'s younger brother, William, decided to invest in a film production company. He presented this one film starring premier Broadway actress Florence Reed (and a cast of New York theatre actors), after which there were...

BLONDE BAIT (1956)
BLONDE BAIT (1956) $1,000.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Beverly Michaels, Jim Davis, Joan Rice, Richard Travis, Paul Cavanagh, dir: Elmo Williams; AFRC. Lurid crime drama about a stripper who lands in jail after violently defending herself. Engaged to a murderer, a jail escape is arranged for her by a U.S. State Department agent who wants to find her and bring him in. Academy Award winning film editor Elmo Williams tried his hand at directing a few lower budget films during the mid 1950s. The Hammer group produced. The film was made in England and...

BORN TO KILL (1947)
BORN TO KILL (1947) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak, dir: Robert Wise, RKO. A calculating divorcee (Trevor) risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer (Tierney) romancing her foster sister. "A grim and complicated melodrama...", the first of a number of noir films directed by Robert Wise, who had previously been associated with Orson Welles and then with the Val Lewton group at RKO. This leads to the interesting speculation that RKO developed the quintessential noir...

BRAIN EATERS, THE (1958)
BRAIN EATERS, THE (1958) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, dir: Bruno VeSota: American International.

A cone-shaped alien aircraft appears in a small town. People in the town die, all having received bite marks on their necks from parasites inhabiting the cone. The aliens have decided that they want to rule earth. The movie was a favorite on 1960s television and has garnered many fans, as much for its low budget effects as for the story.

Poster is folded and in original unused condition, only minor creases at corners. FINE.

BURY ME DEAD (1947)
BURY ME DEAD (1947) $150.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Cathy O'Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont, Mark Daniels, dir: Bernard Vorhaus; Eagle-Lion Films. Rarely-seen poverty row mystery noir with a complicated plot. A woman attends her own funeral, knowing that her husband attempted to do away with her. She discovers that the woman buried in her place is a glamour girl her husband was having an affair with. The 68-minute film was edited to play during a 30-minute TV show spot during the 1950s. Director Vorhaus would fall victim to the Hollywood blacklist soon after completion. Two...

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