Rare Film Posters

HIGH TIDE AT NOON

£260.00

Original British 27 inch x 40 inch 1-Sheet Poster for the 1957 Philip Leacock Romance HIGH TIDE AT NOON, based on the novel by Elisabeth Ogilvie and starring Betta St. John, Michael Craig, Patrick McGoohan, William Sylvester, Flora Robson, Alexander Knox and Patrick Allen.

Set on an island off of Nova Scotia, Canada, the jealousies and loves of the islanders unfold at a casual pace until economic necessity drives them to the mainland.

Poster art by Eric Pulford (1915 – 2005). Having taken life classes at Leeds College of Art for 5 years Pulford was apprenticed as a commercial artist in 1931 to Gilchrist Bros a process house of 24 staff. Leslie Whitchurch, a partner in a Leicester based agency and also a part-time publicity manager for Rank, became aware of Pulford’s work and asked him to do some freelance work for him. Then in 1943 Rank invited Pulford to start a publicity department for them in London resulting in posters for “Henry V”, “Odd Man Out” and “Oliver Twist”. When the head of Downtons advertising agency, Charles Collins, died, Pulford was asked to take over. He became chairman and managing director but still spent most of his time designing posters. He retired in 1986. Pulford is responsible, either through his own artwork or design, for several hundred posters, some for classic films such as the ones already mentioned plus “Edge of the World”, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Genevieve”, “Reach for the Sky” and “A Night to Remember”. He is, without doubt, the most important force in British film poster design from the mid-1940s to the early 1980s.

The poster is in very good folded condition with cellotape marks in all corners, a few pinholes and edge nicks and extra fine fold lines all round the sides of the poster.

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