Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1957 Leslie Norman Australian Ealing Drama THE SHIRALEE, based on the novel by D’Arcy Niland and starring Peter Finch, Dana Wilson, Elizabeth Sellars, George Rose, Rosemary Harris, Russell Napier, Niall MacGinnis, Tessie O’Shea, Sidney James, Charles Tingwell, Reg Lye, Barbara Archer, Alec Mango, John Phillips, Bruce Beeby, Lloyd Berrell, John Cazabon, Mark Daly, Ed Devereaux, Bettina Dickson, Guy Doleman, Gordon Glenwright, Fred Goddard, Clifford Hunter, Frank Leighton, Betty McDowall, Henry Murdoch, Frank Raynor, Lou Vernon, David Williams, Chin Yu, Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr, Nigel Lovell and Bill Hunter.
Tale of the wanderings of a Sydney man, ‘Mac’ Macauley, who takes to the road with five-year-old daughter, Buster, after finding his neglected wife, Marge, living with another man. Mac and Buster go from town to town looking for a job, though having a young daughter often proves an obstacle to finding work. Though fiercely proud and unwilling to ask for charity, Mac calls on old friends and acquaintances when Buster falls ill, and along the way learns that he ocne got an old flame pregnant. When, after a traffic accident, Marge tries to get Buster back via the courts, purely to spite Mac, Mac uses all his resilience to keep Buster with him.
Poster art by Reginald Mount (1906 – 1979).
”Having worked as a designer for various advertising agencies in the 1930s, Mount joined the Ministry of Information at the outbreak of the Second World War. During the war years he worked with designer Eileen Evans, producing many posters for campaigns varying from security and salvage to road safety and the renowned anti-VD campaign of 1943-44.
The Mount/Evans studio in the 1950s and 60s, became closely associated with the post-war Central Office of Information, producing characteristically neat and precise designs for a wide variety of government agencies. Mount also designed the poster for the British comedy film The Ladykillers (1955) starring Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers.
The poster is in very good folded condition with corner pinholes.
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