Rare Film Posters



Original British 11 inch x 17 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1947 Charles Crichton Ealing Studios War Film AGAINST THE WIND, based on a story by J. Elder Wills and starring Simone Signoret, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson, Robert Beatty, Paul Dupuis, Gisèle Préville, John Slater, John Slater and James Robertson Justice.

A London school trains men and women for sabotage work in Belgium. When one of them is captured by the Germans, five others are parachuted in to rescue him.

Advert art by Manfred Reiss (1922 – 1987). Reiss was born in 1922, in Leipzig, Germany and came to England in 1936. He pursued a successful career in graphic design at some point becoming chief assistant to F.H. K. Henrion, a celebrated poster and exhibition designer and founding father of modern European corporate identity. He was freelance since 1947, his major client being the Post Office Savings Bank. In the late forties and early fifties, he was one of the most prolific British poster designers. Many of his creations were reproduced in the International Poster Annuals, a selection of the best in international poster designs from this period. Reiss’ posters are always cleanly designed and easy to understand, often composed of simple drawings with a photo-montage or simple photographed elements.

The trade advert is in good to very good condition with one vertical fold and 2 slightly rusted staple holes along it.

Availability: 1 in stock