Rare Film Posters



7 Original 11 inch x 14 inch U.S. Lobby Cards for the 1955 Robert Wise Drama THE SHRIKE, based on the play by Joseph A. Kramm and starring José Ferrer, June Allyson, Joy Page, Kendall Clark, Isabel Bonner, Jay Barney and Somar Alberg.

Most of the film takes place in a state hospital, where theatrical director Jim Downs (Ferrer) is convalescing after a suicide attempt. Downs’ wife Ann (June Allyson) visits every day, ostensibly to offer support and comfort to her husband. In truth, Ann is the “shrike” of the title, tearing into Downs and mercilessly berating him for his lack of success. To the rest of the world, however, Ann is a self-sacrificing saint, because that’s the side of her personality that she prefers to display. Unless Jim can escape Ann’s harangues, he will be driven completely over the edge.

The cards are in fine condition.

Availability: 1 in stock

7 Original 11 inch x 14 inch U.S. Lobby Cards