Original Vintage - HELL DRIVERS - Quad - 1957. With its dynamic graphics by Angelo Casselon, and printed by Charles Reed Ltd, using the traditional Stone Lithograph methods of the period: its rich, bold, matt-finish inks, on heavier matt paper stock - creating something bordering on a'porous/3-D' quality. It's a very rare Quad poster indeed - especially in mint condition - and perhaps is one of only a (v small). Handful surviving: All combined, making it.
An important design-pop-cultural artefact in its own right. And, as it was always recognised as an exceptionally good design - even in its day. And, was promoting such a popular/well-received movie - its rarity might be regarded as a little surprising..
Hell Drivers remains one of the very best movies of this action/drama genre to come from a British studio during this prolific period. With a great script - based on the truck driving experiences of its writer, John Kruse - and the confident - just-out-of-Hollywood - direction of Cy Enfield (ZULU). Shot in a wide-screen B&W - to both provide a more atmospheric film-noir feel - and also a more dramatic effect during the numerous outdoor/night time action scenes. Also with a stellar cast - including some of the most accomplished British cinema actors of the time: Stanley Baker, Patrick McGoohan, Herbert Lom, Sid James, Gordon Jackson, Norman Hartnell, Alfie Bass - and a still relatively unknown, newcomer, Sean Connery. For the post-war cinema-going public, the film provided lots of gritty intense action - suspense - and not a few thrills n spills.
Rivalry over tonnage bonuses & dancehall gals. With the backdrop of a poorly regulated haulage & road building industry during a post-war boom time.. And has been in my possession ever-since.
The intention was always to get it linen/paper-backed. (a simple job as it requires no restoration). & framed for the home. But as it's never happened - perhaps its now better for someone else to enjoy it.Interestingly, not long after acquiring the poster, I came across a. (not the usual'coffee table' variety).
On the Charing Cross Road. I've always wished I'd made a note of its title - if anyone can help? Which specifically referred to this poster as one of'the very best examples' of Quad artwork to come out of this decade.I seem to recall it was accompanied by a small b&w image - in a book that otherwise contained very few images. And although, the collectors and enthusiasts of Hammer Horror Quads may choose to disagree with that conclusion - I'm confident they'd be happy to concede that this poster is still pretty special.. Additionally - related to Hell Drivers - I also have the UK One-sheet, a set of UK Jumbo Lobby Cards, and a Double Crown Poster with an. Campaign Book; produced by Rank for cinema management - with guidance on what additional Rank promotional lobby materials are available to them, AND suggestions on other methods for promoting this specific film to their local audiences. All of these items will eventually be up for sale individually. Although combined, this material - associated to such a good British Film - might be regarded as being a. Of 50s movie promotion material - of genuine Museum Quality. In the Mid-90s I started to collect both contemporary & vintage Movie Posters: And any being offered here have been carefully stored, in poster tubes in cool, dry, clean conditions since. Subsequently I have also collected a number of music/rock posters - and, again, any being offered are originals only. Additionally, as I know the disappointment of receiving things that are not as presented, I'll be making every effort to describe things clearly & honestly - whilst giving any further information I can. This item is in the category "Films & TV\Film Memorabilia\Posters\Originals - Worldwide\Pre-1970". The seller is "njmellor" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.