Rare Film Posters



Original British 27 inch x 40 inch 1-Sheet Poster for the 1954 Frank Launder Comedy THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S , based on characters created by Ronald Searle and starring Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid, Renee Houston, Guy Middleton, Mary Merrall, Betty Ann Davies, Arthur Howard, Lloyd Lamble, Irene Handl, Joan Sims, Richard Wattis, Sidney James, Balbina and Belinda Lee.

Miss Fritton is headmistress of St Trinian’s, where her unorthodox doctrine and free expression has brought her a collection of very uninhibited pupils. The arrival of a wealthy Sultan’s daughter as a new pupil leads to involvement in the kidnapping of a prize racehorse.

Poster art by Ronald Searle

Ronald William Fordham Searle was born in 1920. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers at the outbreak of the Second World War, spending part of the time in Kirkcudbright, on the west coast of Scotland. Here he encountered evacuees from St. Trinnean’s, a progressive girls’ school situated in Edinburgh. This encounter resulted in his first cartoon for Lilliput in 1941 and developed into one of his most famous creations and although he changed the name from the Gaelic to St. Trinian’s, the school, and it’s headmistress, were the brunt of many jokes till the school’s closure in 1946.

Printed by Stafford & Co. Ltd., Netherfield, Nottingham and London No. 2515

The poster is in very good folded condition with a Canadian censor stamp in the top right corner.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 27 inch x 40 inch 1-Sheet Poster