Rare Film Posters



Original Belgian 14 1/2 inch x 18 1/2 inch Poster for the 1945 René Clément Wartime Drama MR. ORCHID (LE PERE TRANQUILLE) starring Noël-Noël, Maurice Chevit, Alice Leitner and Georges Questau.

Edouard Martin lives a peaceful existence in a small French town with his family. So calm is Martin that, even in this period of German occupation, his neighbours have nicknamed him “the quiet father”. He spends much of his time attending to his beautiful collection of orchids, which even the German soldiers come to admire. In fact he is leading a double life as one of the most important resistance leaders in the area. Unaware of his father’s activities, Pierre becomes frustrated by his apparent passivity and makes it known that he intends to join the resistance. By contrast, Monique has been able to read the signs and deduces that her father is an active member of the resistance. Monsieur Martin has learned that the Allies intend to bomb an oil depot in the town. He now needs his daughter’s help if he is to save the townsfolk without alerting the Germans.

The poster is in very good folded condition with a tax stamp at left. As with many vintage Belgian posters the top border has been trimmed off.

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Original Belgian 14 1/2 inch x 18 1/2 inch Poster