Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 11 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly for the 1944 Basil Dearden Ealing Studios Fantasy THE HALFWAY HOUSE, based on the play by Denis Ogden and starring Francoise Rosay, Tom Walls, Mervyn Johns, Glynis Johns, Esmond Knight, Alfred Drayton, Guy Middleton, Sally Ann Howes, Valerie White, Richard Bird, Philippa Hiatt and Pat McGrath.

Ealing’s first foray into the occult, with a curious story about a bunch of travellers staying at an inn that was bombed of existaence a year earlier. Through contact with the strange landlord and his daughter, each makes some personal readjustment and goes away a changed person.

Ad art by Eric Fraser

Born in London in 1902, Eric Fraser attended Walter Richard Sickert’s evening classes at Westminster School of Art and went on to Goldsmith’s College. From 1926 Fraser worked for the Radio Times and many other magazines, and designed posters for Shell, the GPO and the Ministry of Information. He produced murals for the British Empire Exhibitions in 1923 and 1938, and for the Origins of the People Pavilion at the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The trade advert is in good condition with one vertical centre fold and 2 slight rusted staple holes 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. 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.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original British 17 inch x 11 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement