“The Who’s Who in the Whodunnit !”
Sidney Lumet’s all-star adaptation of Agatha Christie’s most famous Hercule Poirot novel “Murder on the Orient Express” is just a fantastic feel good ‘guilty pleasure’ of a movie. Beautifully filmed, incredibly cast and acted plus the highest of production values. It’s 1974 cinematic release was accompanied by an equally high quality poster design featuring not only the all-star cast but also a beautifully rendered art-deco locomotive, the ‘Orient Express’ of the title. Complemented by deep rich blues it really is an impressive looking film poster that’s perfectly suited to the landscape format of the British quad. Originally folded (as issued) this unrestored movie poster presents to excellent effect and is a fine example of rare and collectable original movie memorabilia for a hugely popular Agatha ‘whodunnit’ novel.
Trivia: Eighty-four-year-old Dame Agatha Christie attended the movie premiere in November 1974. It was the only movie adaptation in her lifetime with which that she was completely satisfied. In particular, she felt that Albert Finney‘s performance came closest to her idea of Poirot (though was reportedly unimpressed with her sleuth’s mustache). The premiere was her final public appearance. She died fourteen months later, on January 12, 1976.
UK Quad / (30″ x 40″) / Single Sided / Printed in England by W.E.Berry Ltd. Bradford
UK / British
Very Fine – Very Fine plus / Folded (as issued)
Albert Finney, Anthony Perkins, Jacqueline Bisset, Lauren Bacall, Michael York, Richard Widmark, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave