Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1938 Anatole Litvak Crime Comedy THE AMAZING DR. CLITTERHOUSE, based on the play by Barre Lyndon and starring Edward G. Robinson, Claire Trevor, Humphrey Bogart, Allen Jenkins, Donald Crisp, Gale Page, Ward Bond, Max ‘Slapsie Maxie’ Rosenbloom and Ronald Reagan.

A wealthy society doctor decides to research the medical aspects of criminal behaviour by becoming one himself. He joins a gang of thieves and proceeds to wrest leadership of the gang away from it’s extremely resentful leader.

Trade advertisements are colourful posters aimed at cinema managers, which were either slipped in, or part of, the weekly film trade journals which were available to them by subscription but were not sold to the general public. The large size Trade advertisements are about the size of US half sheet posters and have a centre fold which is usually hard to discern when flat. Most were designed to be pulled out, and some were attached by staples. Most have the date in tiny letters in one of the top corners.
The publishers own copies from the 1930’s were destroyed by fire and water damage during the Blitz and Wartime paper drives decimated those held by cinemas making them extremely rare.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold and slight staple hole wear.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement