Rare Film Posters

DOUBLE MAN

£350.00

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1967 Franklin J. Schaffner Mystery THE DOUBLE MAN, based on the novel by Henry & Max Maxfield and starring Yul Brynner, Britt Ekland, Clive Revill, Anton Diffring, Moira Lister, Lloyd Nolan, George Mikell, Julia Arnall and Kenneth J. Warren.

Brynner has 2 roles (a CIA man and his looka-like enemy agent) in this spy thriller. Lured to Switzerland to investigate the death of his son. Brynner finds that the murder was just a trap designed to replace him with an evil double.

Poster art by Tom William Chantrell (1916 – 2001). One of two giants of British film poster art from the 1950s to mid-1980s the other being the prolific Eric Pulford. Chantrell was born in Ardwick, Manchester, the last of nine children born to James and Emily. After a brief stint at Manchester Art College he secured a job at a local advertising agency, Rydales. In 1933 he moved to London and eventually began work with Bateman Artists who at some time in the 1930s acquired accounts with Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox. After his wartime spell with the Royal Engineers he returned to Batemans who in 1950 were bought out by one of their major clients Allardyce Palmer Ltd., eventually moving to Screen House in Wardour Street. Most of Chantrell’s work at this time was for Warners and Fox. In 1972 he went freelance working with many other smaller and independent film companies until his retirement in 1985 having produced a vast array of film posters and campaigns.

The poster is in very good folded condition with corner pinholes.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster