Rare Film Posters

TRAIN OF EVENTS

£4,500.00

Original British 30 inch x 40 inch Quad Poster for the 1949 Sidney Cole, Basil Dearden & Charles Crichton Ealing Studios Drama TRAIN OF EVENTS starring Jack Warner, Gladys Henson, Susan Shaw, Patric Doonan, Miles Malleson, Leslie Phillips, Laurence Payne, Joan Dowling, Valerie Hobson, John Clements, John Gregson, Peter Finch, Mary Morris, Laurence Naismith, Olga Lindo, Michael Hordern, Mark Dignam and Lyndon Brook.

An express train crashes on its journey north. The film tells the stories of four of the passengers, and how the crash solves problems for all of them.

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.

Printed by Graphic Reproductions Ltd. (Ealing’s main printer through the 1940s and 1950s)

The poster was in very good folded condition with a small piece of surface paper loss bottom right and a few crossfold tears in the middle of the vertical centre fold. The poster was backed onto thin linen several decades ago.

Availability: 1 in stock

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