Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 1/4 inch x 22 1/4 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement for the 1938 Michael Curtiz Crime Drama ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES, based on a story by Rowland Brown and starring James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart, The Dead End Kids (Leo Gorcey, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsly), Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft and Frankie Burke.

A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Also on the reverse is an 11 inch x 17 1/4 inch Advert for the 1938 Irving Cummings Comedy Drama JUST AROUND THE CORNER, based on a story by Paul Gerard Smith and starring Shirley Temple, Joan Davis, Charles Farrell, Bert Lahr and Franklin Pangborn.

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.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original British 17 1/4 inch x 22 1/4 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement