This is an ultra rare Japanese poster for the first release of Angels with Dirty Faces.
This title is considered one of the Warner Brother's best and all posters from this title are rare.
The B2 size sold at auction in 2005 (in a MUCH worse condition including tears, fold lines that appear on the front side of the image etc.) for almost $1,500 USD.
Angels with Dirty Faces is a 1938 American gangster film directed by Michael Curtiz for Warner Brothers. It stars James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, The Dead End Kids, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, and George Bancroft. It is one of the most famous gangster films of this era.
The outstanding design and quality of this 1949 original release is very unique to Japan; and made more special since it is printed on the very rare STB Tatekan (standing) poster size - where only a small number of this size was printed. The poster is almost 5ft. tall.
Most of these posters were immediately destroyed after use and were never sold. We are very lucky to have acquired a large collection from a collector here in Tokyo.
To our knowledge, this poster is one of the very few that still exist and has not sold in any large auctions in the West, or the East.
We are honored to be able to export some of Japan's finest original vintage posters from the Land of the Rising Sun to collectors around the world!
The images (both front and back) are the exact poster that you will be purchasing so please refer to it also. We will happily send additional imagery on request.
Do not miss out on this very rare chance to own this fantastic tatekan poster!
A Certificate of Authenticity Included.