Here is a rare, and collectible original vintage cinema poster, for the film The Desperate Hours.
This is a first release film poster from 1955.
This is a British Quad poster.
The film starred Humphrey Bogart.
This poster, and others I am listing on Catawiki, came from the Majestic cinema in Wembley, London, England. There are the dates the film we’re playing on the top boarder, and the name of the cinema.
A guaranteed original, authentic film poster.
Please see my other listings on Catawiki for more original posters.
Condition: Folded as issued, B condition, small tears, tape marks, some paper loss. Also snipes for another film to the bottom boarder.
Dimensions: 30 inches by 40 inches.
I am an experienced seller of original posters, and this item will be well wrapped, and packed in a strong postal tube with care for delivery.
Some more information about the film.
The Desperate Hours is a 1955 film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Fredric March. It was produced and directed by William Wyler and based on a novel and a play of the same name, written by Joseph Hayes, which were loosely built on actual events.
The Desperate Hours
The Desperate Hours film poster
1954 novel The Desperate Hours
1955 play The Desperate Hours
by Joseph Hayes
Gail Kubik, Daniele Amfitheatrof (uncredited)
October 5, 1955
$2.5 million (US)
The original Broadway production had actor Paul Newman in the Bogart role but he was passed over for the movie because Bogart was a much bigger star. The character was made older in the script so Bogart could play the part. Bogart said he viewed the story as "Duke Mantee grown up," Mantee having been Bogart's breakthrough movie role in The Petrified Forest. Spencer Tracy was originally cast in the film with Bogart. Although the two actors were very good friends, both insisted on top billing, and Tracy eventually withdrew from the picture. Fredric March assumed Tracy's role as Daniel Hilliard . The role of Glenn Griffin was Bogart's last as a villain.
The Desperate Hours was the first black-and-white film in VistaVision, Paramount's wide-screen process. The house used in the final seasons of the television series Leave It to Beaver was used for exterior shots of the Hilliards' home. In 1956, Joseph Hayes won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
- Totaal aantal items
- Film/TV serie
- The Desperate Hour (1955)
- Humphrey Bogart
- Original UK Cinema release - Quad, Poster
- 40×30×0 in