Rare Film Posters



Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement from the Kinematograph Weekly for the 1936 William Beaudine Comedy WHERE THERE’S A WILL, original story by Leslie Arliss & Sidney Gilliat and starring Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Hartley Power, H.F. Maltby, Norma Varden, Peggy Simpson, Gibb McLaughlin, Gina Malo, John Turnbull and Frederick Piper.

Incompetent lawyer Benjamin Stubbins, who owes money all round, is enticed away from his office by a gang of crooks who have realized the office is over a bank. They cut through the floor and rob the bank, knocking Stubbins out when he returns unexpectedly. Later at a Christmas Eve dance held by his rich relations, Stubbins encounters the gang again, and is eventually able to hand them over to the police, who have fortuitously arrived in the guise of a carol party.

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.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with one vertical centre fold.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 17 inch x 22 inch Trade Advertisement