This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1955 for the release of The Ladykillers. It is the first time we have seen this poster in Japan and believe that it has not sold in any of the major western auctions. This poster was purchased along with a wider collection including many Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Disney and Hammer Horror posters from the 1950`s (we know Hammer and Disney makes for an interesting combination!) - not only did this collector have seriously good taste, most if not all of his almost 70 year old posters are in an incredible near mint condition.
Alec Guinness heads a crew of incompetent thieves planning to pull off a heist. The gang members pose as musicians and rent a flat from landlady Katie Johnson. When she inadvertently leads the police back to the hideout, Guinness and the gang feel that they have to bump her off, with hilarious results. This Japanese poster features art far superior to the U.S. release. (Source: HA)
This poster is in a near mint condition, with no pinholes, hard folds or anything! The colors are extremely bright and have not faded. Please refer to the imagery (both front and back) as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is 66 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included.
Approximate size: Japanese B2 51x72 cm