Rare Film Posters

NEXT OF KIN

£475.00

Original British 17 inch x 11 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly, May 21st, 1942, for the 1942 Thorold Dickinson Ealing Studios Wartime propaganda NEXT OF KIN starring Mervyn Johns, Nova Pilbeam, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Murray, Reginald Tate, Geoffrey Hibbert, Philip Friend, Phyllis Stanley, Mary Clare, Basil Sydney, David Hutcheson, Frederick Leister, Torin Thatcher, Charles Victor, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, John Chandos and Thora Hird.

Fascinating wartime thriller about careless talk costing lives, expanded from an army training film by Ealing Studios. It’s an unsettling story about a German spy infiltrating himself into an area of the British coast and the easy way he thwarts a secret commando raid on France.. Handled effectively as both entertainment and propaganda by Dickinson. They had to change the ending when Churchill wanted to ban the film as a threat to national morale. Made at the invitation of the War Office, who put up a small amount of the backing.

Advert art by Dudley Pout (1908 – 1991). Born into a Kent farming community, Dudley Pout’s film poster career began with the East Kent Poster Service in Kent, who supplied hand painted film star portraits and foyer displays for local cinemas. Two years later he was offered a job managing the Stoll art studios in Chatham producing posters, foyer displays and press advertising. Joining the Metropolitan Police Reserve during the war he was approached by United Artists’ publicity manager who introduced him to Michael Balcon for whom he designed posters and publicity for “The Goose Steps Out”, “The Foreman Went to France”, “Went the Day Well?”, “The Black Sheep of Whitehall” and many more.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with a vertical centre fold and 2 small tears at the top edge

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