Although we have acquired a number of the 1957 re-releases of this one sheet vintage movie poster, this is only the Second time in our 40 years collecting we have had the fortunate opportunity to land the 1951 Original. Very Rare. For about every twenty 1957 re-releases that appear on the market, only one original will surface. Different from the 57 re-release poster artwork, here in the Original 1951 release John Wayne “swings” Maureen O-Hara.
Note: The last time this immensely popular vintage poster sold at auction was last March 24, 2020 when it sold for $3360! And in this very similar condition!
The 70 year old poster is actually in very good condition. Although it has some fold wear, some border edge dirt spots and vintage tape stains on back. The fold wear and small minor border spots are an easy fix with linen backing. And it would look even more amazing! However, we have many clients that prefer these Rare vintage posters Un-Restored. And in this particular case, this vintage one sheet has the original coveted studio stamp on back that many seasoned collectors like to see as an additional layer of authenticity.
Also has the original studio stamp on back confirming its original 1951 release stature.
The Quiet Man (Republic, 1951). One Sheet (27″ X 41″).
John Ford’s pet project finally came to the screen in 1951 and became an instant classic. Besides the fact that it featured “The Ford Players” (John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Ward Bond and Barry Fitzgerald among others), it cast the beautiful Maureen O’Hara and set the story in the quaint villages of Ford’s beloved Ireland.
A risky departure from the always-profitable Westerns he had been making for Republic Studios, this charming tale set in Ireland is one of the highpoints in the career of director John Ford. It tells the story of an Irish-American boxer (John Wayne) who returns to the land of his birth after accidentally killing a man in the ring. Anxious to just settle down to a quiet life, Wayne finds the peace he craves to be elusive, even after marrying the beautiful Maureen O’Hara. Although Republic was convinced that the film would be a failure, it went on to gross more than $4 million, a considerable sum for the studio at the time. Offered here is a wonderful original release one sheet for this popular film. Only some fold wear.
Of all of the films that John Ford directed, his personal favorite was “The Quiet Man.” Ford had to wait a number of years before he could make the picture on location in his native Ireland. It starred a virtual who’s who of Ford players, including John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Victor McLaglen, and Ward Bond, and remains one of the director’s masterpieces. Written by Frank Nugent and beautifully scored by Victor Young, the film won Oscars for Archie Stout’s Technicolor photography, and for Ford’s direction.