Here is a rare, and collectible original vintage cinema poster, for the film Richard The III
This is a first release film poster from 1955.
This is a British Quad poster.
The film starred Laurence Olivier.
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. 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.
Richard III is a 1955 British Technicolor film adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical play of the same name, also incorporating elements from his Henry VI, Part 3. It was directed and produced by Laurence Olivier, who also played the lead role. Featuring many noted Shakespearean actors, including a quartet of actors who later became knights, the film depicts Richard plotting and conspiring to grasp the throne from his brother King Edward IV, played by Sir Cedric Hardwicke. In the process, many are killed and betrayed, with Richard's evil leading to his own downfall. The prologue of the film states that history without its legends would be "a dry matter indeed", implicitly admitting to the artistic licence that Shakespeare applied to the events of the time.
Alexander Korda (uncredited)
Laurence Olivier (uncredited)
by William Shakespeare
and stage adaptations by Colley Cibber and David Garrick
13 December 1955
US$2.6 million (US)
Of the three Shakespearean films directed by Olivier, Richard III received the least critical praise at the time, although it was still acclaimed. It was the only one not to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, though Olivier's acting performance was nominated. The film gained popularity in the US through a 1966 re-release, which broke box office records in many US cities. Many critics now consider Olivier's Richard III his best screen adaptation of Shakespeare. The British Film Institute has pointed out that, given the enormous TV audience it received when shown in the United States on NBC, Sunday afternoon, March 11, 1956, the film "may have done more to popularise Shakespeare than any other single work".
- Totaal aantal items
- Film/TV serie
- Richard III (1955)
- Laurence Olivier
- Original UK Cinema release - Quad, Poster
- 40×30×0 in