Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1936 Norman Walker Adventure DEBT OF HONOUR, based on the story by Herman C. McNeile (“Sapper”) and starring Leslie Banks, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Will Fyffe, Niall MacGinnis, Garry Marsh, Stewart Rome, Reginald Purdell and William Kendall.

A Colonel’s daughter steals funds from the regimental mess to pay off her gambling debts. One of the officers, who is love with her, takes the blame, and is sent to Africa.

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.

The advert is in fine condition with one vertical centre fold. There are minor marks in all 4 corners (advert probably used as poster display).

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement