Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1940 Edward Ludwig Adventure THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON, based on the novel by Johann David Wyss and starring Thomas Mitchell, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew, Terry Kilburn and Tim Holt.

Mitchell is excellent as the patriarch of the Robinson family, shipwrecked on a desert island during the Napoleonic Wars.

First picture from ‘The Play’s The Thing Productions’ based on famous works that were out of copyright.

The advert is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold.
Both sides of the advert are devoted to the film.

Trade advertisements are colourful posters aimed at cinema managers, which were either slipped in, or part of, the weekly film trade journals which were available to them by subscription but were not sold to the general public. The large size Trade advertisements are about the size of US half sheet posters and have a centre fold which is usually hard to discern when flat. Most were designed to be pulled out, and some were attached by staples. Most have the date in tiny letters in one of the top corners.
The publishers own copies from the 1930’s were destroyed by fire and water damage during the Blitz and Wartime paper drives decimated those held by cinemas making them quite rare.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement