This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1951 for the first release of The Outlaw.
This film was produced and directed by Howard Hughes, and stars Jack Buetel, Thomas Mitchell and Jane Russell. It tells the story of Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid. This film was Russell's breakthrough role and turned her into an instant Hollywood sex symbol.
Howard Hughes, who produced and directed this sexy western, had the first underwire push-up bra designed for Jane Russell, for her role in this film, in order to emphasize her breasts. The film failed to get censorship approval twice, and finally was allowed to be properly shown in 1950. The film tells the legendary story of Billy the Kid and Doc Holiday. However, it is overshadowed by Hughes' focus on Russell's sexuality.
This poster is in extremely good folded condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale. Professional linen backing will almost remove the folds - please enquire for further details.
This 70 years old poster is not a reproduction or a reprint. It is extremely rare even in a B2 size, this substantially larger B1 poster is even rarer.
A Certificate of Authenticity included.