Rare Film Posters



Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad poster for the 1963 Ken Annakin Thriller THE INFORMERS, based on the novel “Death of a Snout” by Douglas Warner and starring Nigel Patrick, Margaret Whiting, Catherine Woodville, Colin Blakely, Derren Nesbitt, Harry Andrews, Michael Coles, John Cowley, Allan Cuthbertson, Frank Finlay, Ronald Hines, Roy Kinnear, Pter Prowse, George Sewell, Kenneth J. Warren, Peter Bowles and Donal Donnelly.

Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Johnnoe is investigating a string of bank robberies but the robbers are determined to compromise Johnnoe and the investigation..

Poster art by Arnaldo Putzu (1927 – 2012).

After studying art in Rome Arnaldo Putzu met poster artist Enrico de Seta in 1948 whilst doing illustration work in Milan. De Seta took him back to Rome to work at the heart of the booming post-war Italian film industry. In the early 1950s Putzu went freelance working for, among others, Augusto Favalli, a fine artist who had set up a commercial studio in 1946 employing several artists and collaborating with the production company Lux Film.

Around the same time John Davis of the Rank Organisation asked Eric Pulford, then creative head of Rank’s Downton Advertising, to produce some special brochures for their Italian office. Pulford flew out to Rome and worked alongside Augusto Favalli and his team of artists. When Favalli died in 1969 some of the artists, including Putzu, moved to London to work with Pulford, whose expanding company by then was producing poster art for several major film companies.

Printed by Charles & Read Ltd., London

The poster is in very good folded condition with minor wear down the lower half of the left vertical fold.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad poster