This is an original extremely rare Japanese poster printed in 1963 for the re-release of Rio Grande.
This almost 5′ tall STB poster is one of the best for the film. The tatekan STB format had much lower print numbers compared to regular Japanese B2s. They are very rare, especially for more popular film titles, and are highly sought after by collectors today.
Rio Grande is a 1950 Western film directed by John Ford, and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. The picture is the third installment of Ford's "cavalry trilogy", following two RKO Pictures releases: Fort Apache (1948) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949).
John Wayne plays the lead in all three films, as Captain Kirby York in Fort Apache, then as Captain of Cavalry Nathan Cutting Brittles in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and finally as a promoted Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Yorke in Rio Grande (scripts and production billing spell the York character's last name differently in Fort Apache and Rio Grande). (Source Wikipedia)
This poster is in a very good condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 58 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.