Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement from the Daily Film Renter, January 11th, 1933, for the 1932 Paul L. Stein Drama BREACH OF PROMISE, based on the Cosmopolitan Magazine Story “Obscurity” by Rupert Hughes and starring Chester Morris, Mae Clarke, Mary Doran, Theodore Von Eltz, Elizabeth Patterson and Charles Middleton.

Story of a farm girl who accidentally gets involved with a wealthy politician, who then spurns her. She then sues him for breach of promise, but when she finds out she has ruined his career, she withdraws her claim and is sentenced to a year in jail. Realizes he really loves her, he promises to wait for her.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold and minor stains along it.

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 quite rare.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement