Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 1/4 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1936 Frank McDonald South Seas Thriller ISLE OF FURY, based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham and starring Humphrey Bogart, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, E.E. Clive and Paul Graetz.

In the South Seas, Val Stevens and Lucille Gordon are getting married when a ship goes down offshore. Val rescues Captain Deever and passenger Eric Blacke. Later Eric saves Val from an octopus. Unknown as their friendship develops is the fact that Val is a fugitive and Eric is the detective sent to arrest him.

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. The large size Trade advertisements are about the size of US half sheet posters and have a centre fold which is usually hard to discern when flat. 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.
The publishers own copies from the 1930’s were destroyed by fire and water damage during the Blitz and Wartime paper drives decimated those held by cinemas making them extremely rare.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold.

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Original British 17 inch x 22 1/4 inch Trade Advertisement