Where Film Noir Lives...Too!
Released in Italy as DOMANDA DI GRAZIA -- Vintage original 54 ½ x 74" (139 x 188 cm.) quattro foglio poster, Italy. Michele Morgan, Raf Vallone, Marthe Mercadier, Jean Gaven, dir: Jean Delannoy; CEIAP. An absolutely stunning portrait of the great film actress Michele Morgan by Ballester.
A film noir style based on the short story SILENT AS A GRAVE by Cornell Woolrich, and perhaps the best filmed version of this story. This version was set in a Parisian circus and told the story of how a woman attempts to save her husband, who is sentenced to death. French star Morgan enjoyed a successful run in Hollywood films during the 1940s and still lives today, in France. On linen, FINE-VERY FINE...[THIS POSTER SOLD FOR $1,500.00]
Vintage original 14 ½ x 22” (35 x 56 cm) poster, Belgium. Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll, Rhonda Fleming, Norman Lloyd, dir: Alfred Hitchcock. Selznick/United Artists. One of master Hitchcock’s most memorable, intense and suspenseful thrillers. This is one of the first times that Hitchcock explored the area of psychoanalysis, which was becoming popular in the mid-1940s – so much so that writer Ben Hecht consulted authorities in the field to write the script, and meddling producer David O. Selznick hired his own psychoanalyst to be on the set.
The story involved a female psychiatrist (Bergman) who, while attempting to recover his memory, protects the identity of an amnesia patient who has been accused of murder – and whom she is falling in love with. One of the most famous scenes in film history was the dream sequence designed by Salvador Dali. This sequence, directed mostly by art director William Cameron Menzies, was filmed at poverty row Monogram Studios. The music score by Miklos Rozsa was so effective to the overall feel of the film that it was presented with the Academy Award for Best Music Scoring. It was a Best Picture nominee as well.
One of the most beautiful and romantic portrait art depictions of stars Bergman and Peck is present on this poster from Belgium. One horizontal fold, minor ding in bottom margin, NEAR MINT-.$250.00