Rare Film Posters

UNDERCOVER

£650.00

Original British 17 inch x 11 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly, June 17, 1943, for the 1943 Sergei Nolbandov Ealing Studios War Movie UNDERCOVER, based on the novel by Stephen Black and starring John Clements, Godfrey Tearle, Tom Walls, Michael Wilding, Stephen Murray, Mary Morris, Charles Victor, Niall MacGinnis, George Merritt and Stanley Baker.

Second World War drama set in Yugoslavia. When Germans occupy the country, the patriotic Petrovitch family’s son, Milosch, becomes a guerrilla leader, whille the other son, a surgeon in Belgrade, Stefan, tactically pretends to be a quisling. When some village schoolboys are punished for their part in helping Milosch’s wife escape from a Nazi interrogation, the old Petrovich father is outraged by Milosch’s refusal to take swift, local recriminatory action but to stick instead to more strategic orders from above. When the resistance plans to destroy a key railway tunnel, the father takes matters into his own hands, leading his sons facing a difficult decision about the tunnel.

Advert art by Eric Fraser (1902 -1983). Born in London in 1902, Eric Fraser attended Walter Richard Sickert’s evening classes at Westminster School of Art and went on to Goldsmith’s College. From 1926 Fraser worked for the Radio Times and many other magazines, and designed posters for Shell, the GPO and the Ministry of Information. He produced murals for the British Empire Exhibitions in 1923 and 1938, and for the Origins of the People Pavilion at the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with a vertical centre fold and 2 tiny holes along it caused by staples

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