Richard III (1955) - Laurence Olivier - Poster, Original UK Cinema release - Quad

Richard III (1955) - Laurence Olivier - Poster, Original UK Cinema release - Quad

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.

Directed by
Laurence Olivier
Produced by
Laurence Olivier
Alexander Korda (uncredited)
Written by
Laurence Olivier (uncredited)
Based on
Richard III
by William Shakespeare
and stage adaptations by Colley Cibber and David Garrick
Laurence Olivier
Ralph Richardson
Claire Bloom
Cedric Hardwicke
John Gielgud
Laurence Naismith
Norman Wooland
Music by
William Walton
Otto Heller
Edited by
Helga Cranston
Distributed by
London Films
Release date
13 December 1955
Running time
161 minutes
United Kingdom
£6 million
Box office
US$2.6 million (US)
£400,000 (GB)
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.[1] 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,[2] the film "may have done more to popularise Shakespeare than any other single work".[3]

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Film/TV serie
Richard III (1955)
Laurence Olivier
Original UK Cinema release - Quad, Poster
40×30×0 in
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