Rare Film Posters



Original British 16 1/2 inch x 22 inch Lift Bill Poster for the 1957 Wendy Toye Comedy TRUE AS A TURTLE, based on the novel by John Coates and starring John Gregson, June Thorburn, Cecil Parker, Keith Michell, Elvi Hale, Avice Landone and Betty Stockfeld.

Nautical comedy about a voyage to Dinard in the elderly ketch, “Turtle”, involving near-shipwreck, suspicion of crime, newlywed squabbles and young romance.

Poster art by Brian Bysouth.

Brian Bysouth was born in London in 1936 and attended Willesden Art School as a junior. He joined Downtons agency in the late 1950s where his first accepted film art was for “Tiger Bay”. Apart from a short break with another agency he stayed with Downtons until 1973 when he went freelance. In 1983 he joined Feref Associates where he stayed till his retirement in 2002. In his 40 odd year career he has produced some of the most iconic film posters, from the initial “Tiger Bay” to “Cromwell”, “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad”, “The Island at the Top of the World”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Big Trouble in Little China”, “The Bounty” and “The Emerald Forest”.

The poster is in fine folded condition, with one horizontal and one vertical fold.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 16 1/2 inch x 22 inch Lift Bill Poster