Rare Film Posters



Original Yugoslav 19 inch x 27 inch Poster for the 1979 Ken Annakin Adventure THE FIFTH MUSKETEER, based on the last section of the novel “The Vicomte de Bragelonne” by Alexandre Dumas which is itself based on the French legend of “The Man in the Iron Mask” and starring Sylvia Kristel, Ursula Andress, Beau Bridges, Cornel Wilde, Ian McShane, Alan Hale Jr., Lloyd Bridges, José Ferrer, Olivia de Havilland, Helmut Dantine, Rex Harrison and Bernard Bresslaw.

Filmed in Austria, this movie tells the story of a king who is imprisoned by his sinister twin brother (both played by Beau Bridges). It is up to the Three Musketeers (Lloyd Bridges, Jose Ferrer, and Alan Hale, Jr.) to dethrone the false monarch and rescue the true king.

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

Availability: 1 in stock


Original Yugoslav 19 inch x 27 inch Poster