Original British 11 7/8 inch x 17 5/8 inch Trade Advertisement
MAN WHO LAUGHS
Original British 11 7/8 inch x 17 5/8 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly for the 1928 Paul Leni Drama THE MAN WHO LAUGHS, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and starring Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova, Brandon Hurst, Cesare Gravina as Ursus, Stuart Holmes, Sam De Grasse, George Siegmann, Josephine Crowell, Károly Huszár and Zimbo the Dog as Homo the wolf.
When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.
Advert art by E.M.C..
The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold and two staples along either side of it.
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. 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.
Out of stock