HALF SHEET (22 x 28")

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CHARLIE CHAN IN THE GOLDEN EYE [THE GOLDEN EYE] (1948)
CHARLIE CHAN IN THE GOLDEN EYE [THE GOLDEN EYE] (1948) $300.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Roland Winters, Wanda McKay, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung. In this story, Chan and crew pose as tourists at a dude ranch which runs a losing gold mine in Arizona. The mine suddenly is turning a huge profit and its owner needs what may be criminal activity investigated.

Nearing the end of the Charlie Chan film series, this is number 45 of the 47. After Sidney Toler's death in 1946, Monogram decided to continue the series, though it was far-less distinguished. Interesting for the time is that, though...

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (1944)
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY (1944) $300.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Deanna Durbin, Gene Kelly, dir:Robert Siodmak; Universal. Set in New Orleans, adapted from a novel by W. Somerset Maugham, and starring two actors (Durbin, Kelly), both of them much more clearly linked to lighter films in most of their careers, this film has gradually come to be realized as one of director Siodmak's most idiosyncratic noir masterpieces, with its intimations of perverse sexuality, and its fatalistic story, most of it told in flashback.

Unfolded, there is a 3" (8 cm.) tear mended on back with brown paper, there...

CLOUDS OVER EUROPE (1939)
CLOUDS OVER EUROPE (1939) $0.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon, dir: Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods; Columbia Pictures Corporation. US release poster for the UK film originally called Q PLANES. The film is is a pre-war spy story about the British secret service. The film was made in late-1938 in the UK, just prior to Olivier coming to America to make WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Interestingly, Columbia had no problem mentioning that film, which had just gone into popular release when this film first played in the states, though that was...

CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (1934)
CRIME WITHOUT PASSION (1934) $1,500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style A, USA. Claude Rains, Margo, Whitney Bourne, Stanley Ridges, Leslie Adams, dir: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes; Paramount. Controversial screenplay by Ben Hecht (with Charles MacArthur) based on Hecht's story CABALLERO OF THE LAW. This was one of the first true independent productions (Hecht-MacArthur) and was filmed at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Long Island and released by Paramount.

The story opens with the theme of sinners of the city and then concentrates on a lawyer who accidentally shoots his girlfriend during an argument. Thinking her dead, he...

DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK (1956)
DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK (1956) $0.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster, style A, USA. Bill Haley and the Comets, Alan Dale, Patricia Hardy, Alan Freed, Fay Baker, dir: Robert F. Sears; Columbia. This follow up to ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK shared many of the same talents and even the same sets, but this time the effect of rock & roll music on American youth was examined as the main dramatic plot. Parents were concerned in 1956 that this new kind of music was going to corrupt their kids. Small town-born Arnie Haines (Alan Dale) visits home after becoming a...

FORBIDDEN FRUIT [LE FRUIT DEFENDU] (1952; 1959 US-release)
FORBIDDEN FRUIT [LE FRUIT DEFENDU] (1952; 1959 US-release) $300.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Fernandel, Francoise Arnoul, Jacques Castelot, Rene Genin, dir: Henri Verneuil; Gray-Film/Films Around the World.

A delightful caricature by Al Hirschfeld of stars Fernandel and Francosie Arnoul depicting their May/December romance highlights this poster for the original 1959 American release of this French film. It is the performances of the leads which make this film memorable.

Poster is mounted on conservation paper and has had professional conservation such as fold lines slightly touched up and smoothed. There is the just a bit of ink overprint in the blank white areas....

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940)
FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (1940) $2,000.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Bassermann, Robert Benchley, Edmund Gwenn, dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Academy Award-nominated classic for which Hitchcock beautifully blended suspense, action and comedy. There was also a bold political statement, made just as the entire world went to war, that neutrality will not work when others are bent on war. This film, along with Rebecca (which would win many of the Oscars that year) made a huge impression on America during Hitchcock's first year of Hollywood film making. Gary Cooper and...

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953)
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (1953) $1,250.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet poster, USA. Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Tommy Noonan, Elliott Reid, dir: Howard Hawks; Twentieth Century Fox. Wonderfully entertaining tale of two show girls travelling to Paris, who are followed by a private eye to ensure they behave as they are tempted by generous men aboard ship and upon arrival.

From the popular Broadway show based on Anita Loos' story, the character of Lorelei Lee and the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" had already been immortalized by the original, Carol Channing, but here Marilyn Monroe also made...

GRETA GARBO / MGM PORTRAIT POSTER (ca. 1931)
GRETA GARBO / MGM PORTRAIT POSTER (ca. 1931) $2,000.00

Vintage original 28 x 22" (70 x 55 cm.) special half sheet poster, USA. This is one in a series of special posters which MGM made to promote their most popular stars. During the early 1930s, MGM and the other major studios produced these posters to be displayed in the theaters which featured their films. This poster dates between 1931 and 1932.

A top star of the silent era, Garbo was likely MGM's most prestigious star during the entire 1930s. To begin with, they carefully planned her transition to talkies. So successful was that with Eugene O'Neill's ANNA CHRISTIE that the...

HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE- HALF SHEET (1939)
HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, THE- HALF SHEET (1939) $10,500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28” (55 x 70 cm.) half sheet A, USA. Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie, Lionel Atwell, John Carradine, dir: Sidney Lanfield; Twentieth Century Fox. The most famous movie team of Holmes and Watson were Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, and this, was their first.  So popular were they that they were asked to do a radio series while making the films over the next few years.  This story had them dealing with a supernatural dog.  That scary dog is present on...

I WALK ALONE (1948)
I WALK ALONE (1948) $800.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 71 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Cory, Kristine Miller, George Rigaud, dir: Byron Haskin; Paramount. Finely remembered and regarded film noir and nice testament to star Lizabeth Scott.

When Frankie is sprung out of prison after 14 years, he expects his bootlegging partner, who has since made good, to stick to their 50/50 agreement. Noll Turner has no intention of doing that, even though torch singer femme fatale Kay does her best to intervene. Their first film together, Douglas and Lancaster would form a company...

I WANTED WINGS (1941)
I WANTED WINGS (1941) $2,500.00

Vintage original 22 x 28" (56 x 72 cm.) half sheet poster style B, USA. Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy, Constance Moore, Veronica Lake, dir: Mitchell Leisen; Paramount. Filmed on location at Kelly Field and Randolph Air Base in San Antonio Texas just before the United States entry into World War II. This film made Veronica Lake a star. She appeared for the first time in her trademark hair style and wore the gown by Edith Head which became iconic. The story was about the training of three recruits in the Army Air Corps. The red, white...

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