YOU CAN’T ESCAPE FOREVER Daybill Movie Poster Original or Reissue?

The two daybills for You Cant Escape Forever are a great example of how easy it is to assume that they are from the original release. They are both printed in full colour and are very rare so collectors would be unlikely to find them together to compare them. The clue to which one came first is in the censor details. The Marchant printed daybill on the left carries the correct 1942 “Not Suitable for General Exhibition” classification while the daybill on the right has the “Not Suitable for Children” rating.


Australian censorship rating changed in 1948 from “Not Suitable for General Exhibition” to “Not Suitable for Children”. That indicates that the poster on the right is a reissue, likely late 40s or early 50s. In most cases, a reissue daybill is worth significantly less than an original daybill so it is important to do your research before you buy and purchase posters from reputable dealers.

You Can’t Escape Forever (1942)
Director: Jo Graham
Writers: Roy Chanslor (story), Fred Niblo Jr. (screenplay)
Stars: George Brent, Brenda Marshall, Gene Lockhart

When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries.

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