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    The Ladykillers (Rank, 1956). Fine+ on Linen. Italian 4 - Fogli (54" X 77") Michele Majorana Artwork.
    Beginning in the 1930s, England's Ealing Studios began to produce films, most notably comedies and documentaries. It was in the 1950s that the studio really hit its stride, however, when they embarked on a new kind of comedy, one that was deeply satirical and which poked fun at the institutions of British society. Best of all, the studio provided a sort of "training ground" for such soon-to-be illustrious actors as Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, and Stanley Holloway, all of whom would become important actors and comedians in the years to come. The Ladykillers, largely considered to be one of Ealing's best productions, sees Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers heading a fine cast in a story about a gang of thieves who, through a series of misadventures, find that they must kill the little old lady who runs the boarding house in which Guinness lives. This wonderful first time offer from Heritage, has wonderful artwork by Michele Majorana, a well known caricature artist who did not only Italian posters such as Miracle in Milan (1950) but British posters as well. He was responsible for the British pressbook cover for this very film. Partial restoration has been applied to fold wear and separations, pinholes, small tears, and some chips. There are pinholes still visible, as well as post-restoration stains, soiling, and paper lifts. A simple re-backing would bring this poster back to its former glory.


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