THE LADY VANISHES Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

2 May 2019 | Added by John Reid

One of the most sought after posters for Alfred Hitchcock collectors is The Lady Vanishes. Sadly original movie posters in any format are very rare. The Australian daybill is no exception with only a couple appearing. A 1950s reissue which features a smiling Margaret Lockwood turns up from time to time and has occasionally been misrepresented as original. Original daybill movie posters for films made prior to 1941 nearly always appeared in the 15" x 40" format which makes it easy to identify the poster on the left as the original release.

 

The third poster pictured is a 1970s release with the NRC rating.

 

The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Writers: Ethel Lina White (based upon the story by: "The Wheel Spins"), Sidney Gilliat (screen play) (as Sidney Gilliatt)
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas

 
While travelling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

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