Rare Film Posters

SEA OF SAND

£260.00

Original British 27 inch x 40 inch 1-Sheet Poster for the 1958 Guy Green War Movie SEA OF SAND starring Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig, Percy Herbert, Barry Foster, Vincent Ball, Andrew Faulds, George Murcell, Ray McAnally, Harold Goodwin, George Mikell and Dermot Walsh.

Sent to destroy a Nazi petrol dump in the North African desert, a British commando team unexpectedly discovers a large Nazi tank unit, and must inform headquarters in time.

Poster art by Pino G. Dell’Orco (- 2013).
Dell’Orco began working as an illustrator from a young age, apprenticed to Enrico DeSeta, a cartoonist who later also worked on film posters before he began working for the Favalli Brothers. The Favellis ran the publicity department at Cinecitta Studios in Rome, making them the largest single production house of European film posters in the immediate post-war period.

When one of the Favalli brothers died, Dell’Orco migrated, along with many colleagues, to the D’Ami studio in Milan. The studio was set up by two brothers in 1954, Roy as illustrator and Piero as money man. In 1960, they fell out and work began to dry up, causing a number of their represented artists to find work elsewhere, mostly in London. Dell’Orco signed up with the Bryan Colmer agency and began painting book covers.

Poster printed by W.E. Berry, Ltd., Bradford

The poster is in very good folded condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 27 inch x 40 inch 1-Sheet Poster