Rare Film Posters



Original British 16 1/2 inch x 22 inch Lift Bill Poster for the 1956 Charles Frend Ealing Thriller THE LONG ARM (THE THIRD KEY) starring Jack Hawkins, Dorothy Alison, John Stratton, Ursula Howells, Michael Brooke, Geoffrey Keen, Sidney Tafler and Meredith Edwards.

The last film made at Ealing was this Scotland Yard thriller, with Jack Hawkins as a weary, overworked detective superindendent pursuing an ingenious safe breaker. There is a televisual style to the filming, anticipating the shape of programmes to come.

Poster art by Harry Stevens (1919 – 2008). Harry Stevens was born in Manchester and with no formal art training started his design career in the exhibitions and display trade. He went on to become a prolific freelance commercial artist, specialising in poster design. He worked for a wide variety of clients and agencies and in 1963 won the Council of Industrial Design Poster Award. In 1955 he joined the Society of Industrial Artists and was elected Fellow ten years later. He was also a member of the Society of Modern Painters. He designed posters for London Transport 1960-1978.

The poster is in fine folded condition

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