SAN DEMETRIO LONDON
Original British 20 inch x 30 inch Double Crown Poster for the 1943 Charles Frend & Robert Hamer Ealing Studios War Movie SAN DEMETRIO LONDON starring Walter Fitzgerald. Ralph Michael, Neville Mapp, Barry Letts, Frederick Piper, Gordon Jackson, Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, James Donald, Nigel Clarke, Arthur Young, Michael Allen, Herbert Cameron, Charles Victor, James McKechnie, David Horne and Duncan McIntyre.
When the oil tanker San Demetrio is hit by enemy fire, the crew abandon ship. But after several days adrift in a lifeboat, some of the crew find the ship miraculously still afloat. With courage and determination they steer the tanker home.
Poster design by S John Woods. Although Woods designed several Ealing posters he is better known for commissioning other well known contemporary artists such as John Piper, Leslie Hurry, Edward Bawden, Mervyn Peake and Edward Ardizzone in the belief that British films deserved the best and that British audiences could appreciate the best.
The poster is in fine unfolded (rolled) condition.
Availability: 1 in stock