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On The Beat Poster

Here is an oddity, a 1-Sheet poster for the Norman Wisdom comedy "On The Beat" (1962).

Emovieposter have previously attributed another example like this as a 1960's UK re-release poster. This might be the case but the depictions of Wisdom here aren't particularly good which might suggest a foreign artist not particularly familiar with the "cheeky-chappy" (the same can be seen sometimes on American depictions of Carry On characters on US posters). Also the paper is of a semi-gloss type which the Italians tended to use in the 60's-70's rather than the more familiar matt UK poster paper. It's also interesting to note that the large (11"x 14") FOH stills released in the UK were printed in Italy (see an example of four below courtesy of emovieposter). Interestingly two of the scenes on these stills are replicated in the poster too. There are no printer's credits on the poster but it is likely that though it carries English text this poster was printed in Italy too. If anyone has anymore definitive information please let us know.

Poster with foldline wear & some minor rim damage but an interesting piece of Norman wisdom memorabilia & far scarcer than the usual UK 1-Sheet posters.

Price: £60.00

Film Category: Comedy
Director: Robert Asher
Actor / Actresses: Norman Wisdom
Poster Type: UK 1-Sheet (27"x 40", 69cmx102cm)
Poster Artist: Unknown
Condition: Good
Year: 1962
Reference: 60579

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