EDGE OF THE CITY Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

2 Feb 2018 | Added by John Reid

A hand litho daybill for Edge of the City (pictured to the left) has turned up fairly regularly on ebay.There are some obvious clues to prove that the Edge of the City daybill is actually a late 1960s re release with Sidney Poitier given top billing. Note the reference to In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and The Dirty Dozen. This very clearly indicates that the poster must have been printed after 1967.

 

The original title for the international release of the film was "A Man is Ten Feet Tall" and the original daybill is shown on the right, printed by Chromprint who printed daybills for a short period from 1957. The original daybill for A Man is Ten Feet Tall is very rare and features the Saul Bass design.

 

A Man is Ten Feet Tall aka Edge of the City (1957)
Director: Martin Ritt
Writers: Robert Alan Aurthur (story), Robert Alan Aurthur (screenplay)
Stars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden

 
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

 

 


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