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The Great Escape Poster

UK Quad linen-backed poster for The Great Escape (1963) with poster artwork by Frank McCarthy.

Probably the most collectable of all war film Quad posters. "The Great Escape" tells the true story of a mass allied escape from a German POW camp. Although seventy-six POW's escaped only three made it back home & fifty of the re-captured were executed by the Nazis. Steve McQueen, "the king of cool", struts his stuff magnificently in the film, culminating in a breathtaking attempt to leap the barbed wire into Switzerland on his motorbike. The choice of McQueen in the heroic central role made the film more marketable in the American market. Interestingly the UK Quad poster depicts McQueen in an RAF jacket for similar purposes (ie, to appeal to the British audience) although McQueen never wears this in the film.

Poster linen-backed with minimal restoration required (this is NOT one of the restored posters which has been virtually re-painted). There was a slight touch-in to the crossfold just above right the word "Glorious" & to a neat diagonal crease/tear to the white background next to the fleeing figures. These are very minor issues & overal the poster remains in very good display condition.

NB. A supplementary P&P charge will be required for overseas buyers.

Price: £4245.00

Film Category: War
Director: John Sturges
Actor / Actresses: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: McCarthy Frank
Condition: Good
Year: 1963
Reference: 60692



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