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CHARLIE MCCARTHY DETECTIVE (1939)
CHARLIE MCCARTHY DETECTIVE (1939) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41 (68 x 105 cm.) one sheet poster, style B, U.S. Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd, Robert Cummings, Constance Moore, dir: Frank Tuttle; Universal. Edgar Bergin, along with some help from (though mostly distraction) Charlie McCarthy, is brought in to solve the murder of a crooked newspaper editor who has connections to the mob. Perhaps it was the absurdity of a ventriloquist's dummy as star, but, whatever it was, Universal was willing to go out on a limb and feature this highly unusual caricature depiction by the uniquely talented Jacques Kapralik. Kapralik's art begins to...

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

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...

CITIZEN KANE (1941; 1956 re-issue)
CITIZEN KANE (1941; 1956 re-issue) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 40 x 30" (100 x 75 cm.) poster, USA. Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick, Dorothy Comingore, Paul Stewart, dir: Orson Welles; RKO. The towering yet unfulfilled expression of Charles Foster Kane hovers over the image of himself in his political campaign representing his climb to the top from his humble beginnings to a life of privilege, wealth and power.

The industry and the Academy recognized the film for its artistry and innovation, but because of the political uproar it caused it won just one award: the much-deserved Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay to Orson Welles...

CONCRETE JUNGLE, THE (1960)
CONCRETE JUNGLE, THE (1960) $1,500.00 SOLD

Vintage original 40 x 80" (101 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster, UK. Crime film directed by Joseph Losey with Stanley Baker. Astonishing pulp graphics and vibrant silkscreen printing. Very scarce poster. On linen, NEAR FINE.

COOL AND THE CRAZY (1958)
COOL AND THE CRAZY (1958) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 27" (104 x 69 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Scott Marlowe, Gigi Perreau, dir: William Witney; American International. One of the classic 50s juvenile delinquent posters, with typically colorful American International poster art for a perfect movie for a double-bill at a drive-in.

Folded, with slight fold wear, NEAR FINE.

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COVER GIRL KILLER (1959)
COVER GIRL KILLER (1959) $275.00 SOLD

Vintage original 27 x 41" (68 x 102 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Harry H. Corbett, Felicity Young, Spencer Teakle, Victor Brooks, Bernadette Milnes, dir: Terry Bishop, Eros Films/FanFare Films.

American poster (dated 1960) for this UK-made exploitation crime thriller. The poster's by-line really says all that needs to be said about the film. It is the story of bikini wearing pin-ups who end up dead in the exact same poses that they are featured in on the cover of Wow! magazine. A madman IS on the loose! A cult film of this genre. Folded, FINE.

CRAIG RUSSELL/A MAN AND HIS WOMEN (1977)
CRAIG RUSSELL/A MAN AND HIS WOMEN (1977) $450.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14” (56 x 36 cm.) stage window card poster, USA. 

Canadian Russell Craig Eadie, who preferred to go by his stage name of Craig Russell, made a career for himself impersonating a wide range of female artists.  His diverse repertoire included Carol Channing, Bette Davis, Mae West, Shirley Bassey, and even Anita Bryant.  This is a poster for an off-Broadway stage show which highlighted his talents.  There exist two variants of this...

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

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...

CROWD, THE (1928)
CROWD, THE (1928) $1,250.00 SOLD

Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark, dir: King Vidor; MGM. One of the finest silent films ever made. Director King Vidor's masterpiece.

This was Vidor's pet project, an early example of a director's picture within the studio system. Irving Thalberg gave him the green light, as he had made many moneymaking films for MGM. The studio felt it would not make money, but in the end it made double what it cost and was nominated for two Academy Awards (for Dramatic Film and Director) in what...

CRY MURDER (1950)
CRY MURDER (1950) $0.00 SOLD

Vintage original 41 x 81" (102 x 202 cm.) three sheet poster, USA. Carole Mathews, Jack Lord, Howard Smith, Hope Miller, dir: Jack Glenn; Film Classics.

Earl Carroll-showgirl and leading lady Carole Mathews plays a young actress who retires from the screen in order to marry a rich politician (whose father does not approve of this union). At the same time, she is being blackmailed by an artist with letters stolen from her. She then becomes a number one suspect in a murder case. Jack Lord's second film appearance, this rarely seen noir features snappy dialogue by James Carhardt and Nicholas...

CRYING GAME, THE (1992)
CRYING GAME, THE (1992) $300.00 SOLD

Vintage original 30 x 40" (75 x 100 cm.) quad poster, UK. Stephen Rea, Forrest Whitaker, Jaye Davidson, dir: Neil Jordan; Polygram. Classic (and quite scarce) original British poster for this British film, about an Irish IRA member who, while in London, searches out a mysterious woman, falls in love with her, and eventually learns that he has become enraptured with a biological man. Folded, with minor light marginal creasing, NEAR FINE.

CUL-DE-SAC (1966)
CUL-DE-SAC (1966) $350.00 SOLD

Vintage original 30 x 40" (76 x 102 cm.) quad poster, UK. Donald Pleasance, Lionel Stander,Francoise Dorleac, dir: Roman Polanski; Compton Films. Polanski's third feature, a masterpiece of surreal black comedy -- a murderous gangster invades the island home of an already-dysfunctional married couple, with hilarious and horrifying results.

This original British poster for this classic British film is a famous surreal design by Polanski's contemporary, Polish film maker and graphic designer Jan Lenica. Reissues as well as later bootleg reprints of this poster have turned up, but they do not utilize the full color scheme of this famous '60s design.

Folded,...

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