Rare Film Posters



Original British 11 inch x 17 inch Trade Advertisement for the 1937 Alfred Hitchcock Thriller YOUNG AND INNOCENT, based on the novel by Josephine Tey and starring Nova Pilbeam, Derrick de Marney, Percy Marmont, Edward Rigby, John Longden, Mary Clare, George Curzon Basil Radford, George Merritt, Jerry Verno, H.F. Maltby, Torin Thatcher and Beatrice Varley.

A woman is found murdered, and the prime suspect escapes from the courthouse. With the help of the daughter of the chief of police, he goes on a quest to clear his name and find the true killer.

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 extremely rare.

The trade advert is in very good condition. There are minor smudges just around Pilbeam’s right cheek.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 11 inch x 17 inch Trade Advertisement