Movie Posters

CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

The Book Covers thread is proving popular with 1.8 k views so far, so I thought I would open a thread on movie posters. This is open for any member to post their own pictures or make any comments. I’m not an expert on this subject so there won’t be much detail but hopefully everyone will enjoy looking at some classic posters.

Today, The Man From UNCLE…


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  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,255Quartermasters

    I hardly know where to start with movie posters, there are so many to pick from. One of the first things that came to mind was the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes series. So here is a small selection of posters that I've enjoyed from the Universal Studios Holmes films.


  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,978MI6 Agent
    edited April 5

    Good idea, CHB!

    This is is the poster for the 1957 movie "Ni liv" (Nine lives") about the incredible survival story of SOE agent Jan Baalsrud.


    "Kampen om tungtvannet" ("Operation Swallow: The battle for heavy water"). Most of the agents played themselves.



    "Ung frue forsvunnet" (1953) ("Young madam missing")


    "Mors hus" (1974) ("Mother's house". European art.


    "Det største spillet" (1967) ("The greatest game") About a real life double agent during WWII.


  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    Thanks for posting guys, those Holmes posters are really nice and it’s nice to see some foreign ones, too.

    Charles Vine and Charles Bind are two secret agents not usually mentioned but the following 4 films, produced by Lindsay Shonteff, are enjoyable Bond rip-offs.



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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    Matt Helm-

    The last one strictly doesn't count, being for the TV series.

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    Excellent idea @CoolHandBond I'm already in love with this thread!😁

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    Force 10 From Navarone is one of my favourite film posters;

    The lobby cards are also pretty cool;


    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    Brian Bysouth, Frank McCarthy and Robert McGinnis are just unbeatable IMO (but I know I'm preaching to the converted here😁);


    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    Hey, Red Kind


    That one seems sort of familiar, somehow....

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    Thank you @Barbel and @The Red Kind for your contributions…fantastic!!!

    Posters for the Flint and Palmer movies are below…




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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    Bullet to Beijing and Midnight in St Petersburg @CoolHandBond don't make the cut then..?!😄 @CoolHandBond. I agree with you. Disappointing films and posters.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,255Quartermasters
    edited April 7

    One of the poster artists whose work I particularly enjoy is Richard Amsel. His Raiders of the Lost Ark posters were my introduction, but I've gone on to discover plenty more that I really love.


  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    As a segue from Michael Caine to another of my favourite actors Donald Sutherland. I love both these films;


    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    Oh, and as a side, Jenny Agutter and Kate Nelligan..😍

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    Nice posters @Golrush007 The Shootist is one of my favourite movies.

    @The Red Kind Sutherland is a fabulous actor - great posters!

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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    Nice posters @Golrush007 The Shootist is one of my favourite movies.

    @The Red Kind Sutherland is a fabulous actor - great posters!

    Back in the good old days of the 60’s and 70’s cinemas would hold double bills of 2 great movies - what value for an evening out! Some


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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    The Magnificent Seven is my favourite film of all time so here is the poster…



    It was followed by a sequel 6 years later, although 10 years of time had passed in the film’s story…Yul Brynner returned as Chris, the leader, with Robert Fuller taking on Steve McQueen’s role and an unknown in Horst Buchholz’s character. Warren Oates and Claude Akins make up two of the new members of the seven. On its own it’s a decent movie, compared to the first one, it’s weak.



    Two more sequels appeared with George Kennedy and Lee Van Cleef taking on the Chris role…these are best forgotten.

    I’m not sure how the Harry O book cover got onto this post but please ignore it as I can’t remove it from my iPad and I haven’t the time to go onto the laptop to do it!!!


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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 2,060MI6 Agent

    There's some very odd pairings on those double-bills. The Elvis Presley one isn't as odd as it appears as, when initially planned, Blue Hawaii was envisaged as a sequel to G.I. Blues, with the King portraying the same character in his post army days - original title Beach Boy Blues. I sometimes wonder if 1966's Paradise, Hawaiian Style was meant to complete an unofficial trilogy as his job role is so similar to that in Blue Hawaii.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    Although the songs in PHS are so much weaker than those in the other two movies!

  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 2,060MI6 Agent

    😄😄😄 A Dog's Life ? You betcha !

  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    Peter Fonda starred in a string of violent action movies, often with the brilliant Warren Oates, and these posters are really good in attracting audiences into the cinema…



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  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    Clint Eastwood was the world’s biggest box office attraction for many years, great films, great posters…



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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,842Chief of Staff

    You don't have to be an expert in Freud to know what they're trying to sell in that THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT poster. . .

    Vox clamantis in deserto
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    I don't know what you mean...?😉


    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    The Matt Helm posters didn't go for subtlety, either.


  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,756MI6 Agent

    I’m a big fan of 1950’s horror and sci-fi movies. Here is a selection of great posters…



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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

    Love those movies! I've got most of them on DVD. I see the last one starred Steven McQueen 😁

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,629MI6 Agent

    Hanover Street. An often overlooked war film, but I think it's alright;


    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,978MI6 Agent

    Pre-revolutionary posters showing traditional Russian values! 😁


    Being married by the satan (1917)


    The Abyss



    The mysterious murder in Petrograd


  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,978MI6 Agent
    edited April 14

    Did these Soviet movie posters leave the West behind?





  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 19,978MI6 Agent

    Is the capitalism and free speech of the West stronger?





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