Rare Film Posters

NOTHING BUT THE BEST

£99.50

Original Re-Release British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1964 Clive Donner Comedy NOTHING BUT THE BEST, based on the 1952 short story ‘The Best of Everything’ by Stanley Ellin and starring Alan Bates, Denholm Elliott, Harry Andrews, Millicent Martin, Pauline Delaney, Godfrey Quigley, Alison Leggatt, Nigel Stock, James Villiers, Avice Landone, William Rushton, Peter Madden and Marianne Stone.

Success has James Brewster’s name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss’s daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will do anything to get rich and be the most successful businessman in Britian-even if it means murder!!!

Poster art by Tom William Chantrell (1916 – 2001). One of two giants of British film poster art from the 1950s to mid-1980s the other being the prolific Eric Pulford. Chantrell was born in Ardwick, Manchester, the last of nine children born to James and Emily. After a brief stint at Manchester Art College he secured a job at a local advertising agency, Rydales. In 1933 he moved to London and eventually began work with Bateman Artists who at some time in the 1930s acquired accounts with Warner Bros and 20th Century Fox. After his wartime spell with the Royal Engineers he returned to Batemans who in 1950 were bought out by one of their major clients Allardyce Palmer Ltd., eventually moving to Screen House in Wardour Street. Most of Chantrell’s work at this time was for Warners and Fox. In 1972 he went freelance working with many other smaller and independent film companies until his retirement in 1985 having produced a vast array of film posters and campaigns.

The poster is in very good folded condition.

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Original Re-Release British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster