Rope of Sand. (Movie Poster)
Hollywood, CA. Hal Wallis Studio. 1949.
One-sheet color silk-screen poster, 40 x 30 ½ inches, for the 1949 Hal Wallis film "Rope of Sand" starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, and "Hollywood’s New Goddess of Love" Corinne Calvet. The film, written by Walter Doniger and directed by the prolific William Dieterle, tells the story of Mike Davis, played by Burt Lancaster, who discovers a cache of diamonds on the property of a mining operation in South West Africa and, despite torture, refuses to reveal its location, determined instead to steal the cache. The poster, extremely scarce and in very good condition, was the product of Western Poster Company, San Francisco. It is a striking graphic, bold in design and color, a worthy addition to a motion picture film noir archive. Item #54163