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The Silent Enemy Poster

"The Silent Enemy" was a 1958 film about the true exploits of Lieutenant Buster Crabb, who organised the underwater defences of Gibralter against the machinations of Italian divers. The film was based on a subsequent book about Crabb's WWII exploits but his later life was even more dramatic. In 1956 a Russian Cruiser docked at Portsmouth on a diplomatic mission. Crabb was engaged in underwater surveillance when he went missing. It is believed that he was intercepted & killed by the Russians. Several headless bodies have been found in the sea in the vicinity over the years.

Two Quad variants were produced for the film but this version, is the scarcer of the two & the more dramatic design (see below for comparison). This particular poster has been unusually cut. It still measures the standard 30"x 40" but was gullotined with a larger bottom white border & a truncated upper white border.The poster has a few edge nicks (slight paper loss bottom centre rim), pin-holes, fold-line wear etc but as can be seen, it still displays to excellent effect. "The Silent Enemy" was an interesting film about Royal Navy wartime history & a fitting epitaph to a courageous & risk-taking Buster Crabb.

Price: £265.00

Film Category: Nautical / War
Director: William Fairchild
Actor / Actresses: Laurence Harvey, John Clements, Michael Craig
Poster Type: UK Quad (30" x 40", 76cm x 102cm)
Poster Artist: Unknown
Condition: Excellent
Year: 1958
Reference: 59028

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