Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1939 Lloyd Bacon Western THE OKLAHOMA KID, from an original story by Edward E. Paramore & Wally Klein and starring James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Donald Crisp, Rosemary Lane, Harvey Stephens, Al J. Jennings and Ward Bond.

During the Oklahoma Land Rush, the lawlessness is exacerbated by the McCord gang’s feud with the Kincaids, who are trying to bring law and justice to the region.

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. The large size Trade advertisements are about the size of US half sheet posters and have a centre fold which is usually hard to discern when flat. 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.
The publishers own copies from the 1930’s were destroyed by fire and water damage during the Blitz and Wartime paper drives decimated those held by cinemas making them extremely rare.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold and minor staple hole wear.

Availability: 1 in stock


Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement