Rare Film Posters



Original British 11 inch x 17 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement from Kinematograh Weekly for the 1950 Charles Frend Ealing Studios Comedy THE MAGNET, written by T.E.B. Clarke and starring William Fox (James Fox), Stephen Murray, Kay Walsh, Meredith Edwards, Gladys Henson, Anthony Oliver and Harold Goodwin.

The story involves a young Wallasey boy, Johnny Brent (Fox), who obtains the eponymous magnet by deception, leading to much confusion. When he is acclaimed as a hero, he is shamed by his own sense of guilt.

Advertisement art by Edward Ardizzone

Born Edward Jeffrey Irving Ardizzone on 16th October 1900 in French Indo-China his family moved to England in 1905 eventually settling in London in 1919. He was educated at Clayesmore School where he began developing his artistic talent. He took night classes under Bernard Meninsky at the Westminster School of Art whilst working as a statistical clerk for the Eastern Telegraph Company and at the age of 26 he went freelance producing a series of watercolours of London life. In 1932 he began producing drawings for the Radio Times, which he continued up till the 1950s. He had one-man shows at the Bloomsbury and Leger Galleries in the early thirties displaying a move from tightly knit drawings to a looser, much freer style. He achieved widespread recognition with his children’s book Little Tim and the Brave sea Captain in 1936 which he both wrote and illustrated in pen and wash, going on to illustrate well over 170 books. His reputation grew with the work he produced as an official war artist in the North Africa and Italian campaigns and the German invasion of France. Afterwards he worked increasingly as an illustrator of literary classics and was a perfect choice of S John Woods to produce a variety of film posters and brochures for Ealing’s Nicholas Nicklenby in 1947. the same year he was elected to the membership of the Society of Industrial artists. He produced posters for london Transport, taught illustration at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal college of Art from 1953 to 1967 and received associate membership to the Royal Academy in 1962, then full membership in 1970. He was awarded the CBE in 1971 and was made a Royal Designer for Industry in 1974. He died in 1979 in Rodmersham, Kent. He was considered one of the greatest illustrators of his generatioon.

On the reverse is the Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly the 1950 Charles Saunders Crime Drama DARK INTERVAL starring Zena Marshall, Andrew Osborn, John Barry, John Le Mesurier and Mona Washbourne

A young woman marries and moves into her husband’s family mansion. She soon discovers that neither the house, nor her husband, is exactly what it seems to be..

Plus the 11 inch x 8 1/2 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1946 Ben R. Hart Crime Drama DANGEROUS ASSIGNMENT starring Lionel Murton, Pamela Deeming, Ivan Craig, Bill Hodge, Edward Evans, Macdonald Parke and Michael Hogarth.

An American ace reporter and his girlfriend clean up London’s stolen car racket.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with a vertical centre fold with 2 staple holes along it.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 11 inch x 17 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement from Kinematograh Weekly