Film buffs score big with this collection of (18) 1940s-1950s movie posters. Western fans in particular will be thrilled with this dynamic selection, as it is loaded with classic cowboy features, starring genre veterans John Wayne Errol Flynn, Charles Starrett, Bill Elliott, Tex Ritter, and Johnny Mack Brown. Also figuring in the mix are Hollywood heavyweights Clark Gable, Olivia DeHavilland, Bette Davis, and Donald O'Connor, appearing in comedies and dramas. As can be expected of vintage paper collectibles, this group reports as mid to lesser state examples, with typical pinholes, splits along fold lines, minimal to moderate soiling/staining, and tape repairs/reinforcements. Despite these common conditions, these "Golden Age" posters retain abundant display appeal.
These posters are one-sheets unless noted, and the assigned grades are with deference to the conditions noted above.
1940 "West of Abilene" with Charles Starrett (FR-GD);
1941 "The Royal Mounted Patrol" with Charles Starrett (GD-VG);
1943 "Government Girl" with Olivia DeHavilland (VG) with added backer;
1943 "Frontier Fury" with Charles Starrett (FR);
1944 "Dead or Alive" with Tex Ritter (FR-GD);
1947 "Bad Men from Red Butte" re-release with Johnny Mack Brown (FR);
1947 "Now, Voyager" French 23x31 one-sheet with Bette Davis (GD);
1948 "Mutiny on the Bounty" Italian 39c54 two-sheet with Clark Gable and Charles Laughton (VG);
1948 "Guns of Hate" with Tim Holt (GD-VG);
1951 "Across the Wide Missouri" 14x36 window insert with Clark Gable (VG-EX);
1951 "Don Daredevil Rides Again" with Ken Curtis (VG);
1953 "Prairie Gunsmoke" with Bill Elliott (GD-VG);
1953 "Pals of the Saddle" re-release with John Wayne (VG+);
1953 "Thy Neighbor's Wife" 80x41 three-sheet in two sections, with Cleo Moore and Hugo Haas (VG+);
1955 "Francis in the Navy" with Donald O'Connor (FR) due to a 4 x 1-1.2" section of loss at the top left corner, otherwise presents better;
1956 "Silver River" re-release with Errol Flynn (GD-VG) with considerable tape repair/reinforcement;
1957 "Fighting Wildcats" with Keefe Brasselle (VG-EX);
1957 "Spoilers of the Forest" with Rod Cameron (VG-EX+).