Poster title: North by Northwest
Artist: Bass, Saul (1920-1996)
Poster Year: 1959
Poster Origin: US
Size: 30x40 30x40" (76x102cm)
Film title: North by Northwest
Film Year: 1959
Film Origin: USA
Film Directors: Alfred Hitchcock
Film Plot: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.
Grade: C6 Fine. Rolled, single-sided. Theater used poster with moderate handling/edge/surface wear, pinholes in each corner, small tears and edgewear especially on the left side and upper right, paper has yellowed somewhat with age and developed many small surface creases common to card stock posters.
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North by Northwest is a towering suspense film made at the peak of Hitchcock’s incredible career — just after Vertigo and just prior to Psycho. Universally acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, North by Northwest was a novel take on the spy genre that still amazes audiences today. Guillermo Del Toro described it as a “perpetual-motion thriller machine” for the way it continued to ratchet up the suspense to nearly unbelievable proportions. A stunning film any way you slice it!
This rare US 30×40 poster shares the same awesome Saul Bass art as the 1-sheet, but presents it in full color with a bold yellow background — making it perhaps the most desirable country-of-origin poster for the film. This 30×40″ cardstock format is also extremely rare, being used primarily at drive-in theaters — far fewer were originally printed and very few survive today. And it is especially uncommon to find one in such nice condition!