Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly for the 1939 Dudley Murphy Drama ONE THIRD OF A NATION, based on the play by Arthur Arent and starring Sylvia Sidney, Leif Erickson, Myron McCormick, Hiram Sherman, Muriel Hutchinson and a 15 year old future director Sidney Lumet.

The misery of slum life is exposed in this long-lost classic, rarely seen since it shocked moviegoers in 1939. A fire strikes the run-down tenement building where Mary Rogers lives with her younger brother, Joey. The boy is seriously injured, but wealthy passerby Peter Cortlant makes sure he gets to the hospital in time to save his life. The millionaire is shocked to discover that he is actually the owner of the Rogers’ apartment building, and therefore responsible for the poor conditions that led to the boy’s injury. He vows to make things right, while at the same time romancing the headstrong Mary. But young Joey, now on crutches and ignorant of Cortlant’s good intentions, is determined to burn down the building that made him a cripple.

On the reverse is the 17 inch x 11 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1939 Oswald Mitchell Comedy OLD MOTHER RILEY M.P. starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Torin Thatcher, Henry B. Longhurst, Patrick Ludlow and Dennis Wyndham.

Farce of Mother Riley’s fight against her landlord, her election to Parliament and promotion to Minister of Strange Affairs.

The Advertisement is in good to very good condition with one vertical centre fold and a few short edge tears.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Double-Sided Trade Advertisement