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    Fire Over England (London Film, 1937). British Six Sheet (78" X 88.25").
    This film stars a radiant Flora Robson as Queen Elizabeth I and a dashing Lawrence Olivier as her double agent Michael Ingolby, who is sent by the Queen herself to infiltrate the heart of the court of Spain. Ingolby manages to uncover several English traitors from Elizabeth's court, and warn her of the attack of the Spanish Armada. Vivien Leigh portrays the love interest for her soon to be husband in real life. The film was made in Britain two years prior to the outbreak of World War II, and became a sort of hidden rallying cry for Englishmen everywhere as they braced themselves for a potential war with Germany. This beautiful stone litho, country-of-origin poster is also sometimes called a British twelve sheet. The image is of Queen Elizabeth in the final scene of the film, giving her speech to rally her troops to defeat the Spanish Armada and save England. Touchup has been applied to the folds with small chips. Issues that are still visible include small border tears, slight foxing at the top, and some staining and toning in the borders and folds. There is a minor bit of bubbling near the bottom border. Very Fine- on Linen.


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