1951 Movie Poster Banner, 82", "First Legion", Oscar Nominated Charles Boyer

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This banner-sized poster features the 1951 movie, "The First Legion", a 1951 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, starring Charles Boyer, William Demarest, Lyle Bettger, Walter Hampden, Barbara Rush, Wesley Addy, H. B. Warner and Leo G. Carroll. The film was released on April 27, 1951, by United Artists.

The 82” banner-sized poster features a vivid color scheme, bold lettering and a dramatic, black and white picture of Mr. Boyer. The banner was distributed directly to theatres in 1951 by the National Screen Service Corporation. Intended only for theatre use, the original stamp shown on the poster reads, "This is the property of National Screen Service Corp., licensed for display only in connection with the exhibition of this picture at your theatre. Please pack and return immediately after the close of the current week's show."

Also shown on the left margin of the poster is the NSS Stock Number of "51-570". This number was used for inventory management to easily store and find promotional items. The number "51" is the year 1951, and "570" shows that it was the 570th movie assigned for the year.

Charles Boyer’s memorable performances were among the era's most highly praised, in romantic dramas such as The Garden of Allah (1936), Algiers (1938), and Love Affair (1939), as well as the mystery-thriller Gaslight (1944). He received four Oscar nominations for Best Actor.

Condition: Very good for age and use. This poster has been stored against cardboard and partially protected by shrink-wrap. The poster is unbent with some dog-eared corners and one small 2" fold at the lower, middle edge. No water damage, repairs, or fading. All condition issues photographed.

Weight: 2 lbs.
Item Measurements: 82" L x 24" W

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