This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1953 for the first release of Hondo.
Hondo is a 1953 Warnercolor 3D Western film directed by John Farrow and starring John Wayne and Geraldine Page. The screenplay is based on the July 5, 1952 Collier's short story "The Gift of Cochise" by Louis L'Amour. The book Hondo was a novelization of the film also written by L'Amour, and published by Gold Medal Books in 1953. The supporting cast features Ward Bond, James Arness and Leo Gordon.
The shoot went over schedule, and Farrow had to leave the production as he was contractually obligated to direct another movie. The final scenes featuring the Apache attack on the circled wagons of the Army and settlers were shot by John Ford, whom Wayne had asked to finish the film; Ford was uncredited for this work.
We sent this poster from Tokyo all the way to California to our linen-backers and they have done an best-in-class job. It is conservation linen-backed it to ensure it will survive for future generations.
This poster is 68 years old, it is not a reproduction or a reprint, it is an original.
A Certificate of Authenticity included.
B2 Size (500 x 707mm / 19.7 x 27.8 inches)