Rare Film Posters



Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1967 Milos Forman Classic Czech Comedy THE FIREMEN’S BALL (HORI, MA PANENKO) starring Jan Vostrcil, Josef Kolb, Josef Svet, Josef Sebanek, Josef Valnoha, Frantisek Debelka, Jan Stockl, Vratislav Cermak, Josef Rehorek and Vaclav Novotny.

A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman’s first color film The Firemen’s Ball is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire. A hilarious saga of good intentions confounded, the story chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right—from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are pilfered. Presumed to be a commentary on the floundering Czech leadership, the film was “banned forever” in Czechoslovakia following the Russian invasion and prompted Forman’s move to America.

Printed by D. & A. Broomhead Litho Ltd., London

The poster is in good to very good unfolded (rolled) condition with 4 small frayed holes along the top edge.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster