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Favorite Movie Posters; 1900 - 1939

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People who added this item 1912 Average listal rating (963 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
No taglines, no actors' names... just amazing, strong imagery inticing you to see this masterpiece.
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Perhaps the most classic of golden-age movie posters. The heat of the Atlanta fire transfers impeccably to that of the characters' romance.
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
The shade of the camp brings an ominous tone to this powerful character played by one of the greats of the era.
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People who added this item 1441 Average listal rating (774 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
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The briefest film title gets a pretty brief-feeling poster. It's brilliantly simple and haunting.
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Illusions abound, but this poster masters the repetition.
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People who added this item 898 Average listal rating (533 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The best example of the monster movie posters!
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It brings an immediate feeling of being trapped and lonely during wartime.
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
I love simplicity, and as big as this first "talkie" was (at the time), this film does a superior job of simplifying its main attraction to a white outline.

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People who added this item 855 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
The Russian colors are prominent in the poster for this classic. Great use of repetition and imagery.

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People who added this item 1175 Average listal rating (726 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
There are many great posters for this classic creature feature. This one identifies the film's obsurdity the best.

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People who added this item 219 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Strike (1925)
Are they shadows, outlines, silhouettes, what's going on? Another Eisenstein film gets a classic poster to its name.
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People who added this item 1653 Average listal rating (918 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
I like the posters for this film with the face of the monster, but this poster makes it even more mysterious and reminds me of a stamp.
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People who added this item 947 Average listal rating (602 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Chaplin shares the poster with the kid. Their similar 'look back' poses have become as classic as the film itself.
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Such a bold poster for its time. West's white silhouette to maroon background is as perfect as her starring in a film with her own last name.
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People who added this item 1786 Average listal rating (1113 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
One of the lesser-known posters for the film, but it once again brings a modern simplicity that wonderfully creates the feeling of this modern love story.
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People who added this item 854 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
A classic pairing deserves a classic poster. It was replicated countless times afterward.
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The great whiskey label style works perfectly for this Mediterranean revenge classic.
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Such an unusual poster for the time, it darkly paints a haunting picture with the young girl's face and the creepy scarlet-colored shadow sneaking its way into her face.
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People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Like its title, this poster was grand, with its propelling use of lines and spacing between characters and title letters.
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People who added this item 1020 Average listal rating (583 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
This poster feels goulish and minty-fresh at the same time.
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Not the famous poster, but much better!
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People who added this item 247 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Mysterious and vamping; but most of all weird and artistic.
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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Not unusual to put a big star front and center; but it was to put him looking off-poster and cringing.

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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
One of the iconic 30s posters, grand in all aspects.
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Gunga Din (1939)
Not having Gunga Din pictured on the poster is fine when you have three laughing mega-stars in red, green and yellow.
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People who added this item 471 Average listal rating (311 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stagecoach (1939)
The original classic western poster!
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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
The horizontal posters are more rare and this is certainly one of my favorite.
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From a distance the poster looked like usual 1930s flare, but then you get close and observe all the strange detail...
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Only the Nazis would be bold enough to make hand-drawn black and white poster.
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People who added this item 687 Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Like is films, Hitchcock's posters got better. This is his one 1930s highlight.
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People who added this item 46 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Robin Hood (1922)
Fairbanks loved to mug on the cover of most of his movie posters (see "The Three Musketeers" (1921), "The Mark of Zorro" (1920), etc.), this is the best example.
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People who added this item 227 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
42nd Street (1933)
What a great line of gams and use of repition. Big and bold, just like Broadway... and 42nd.
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The first to master the three-parted epic movie poster.
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
I think this poster may have influenced Apatow as I find recent examples like This and of course This one too
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People who added this item 497 Average listal rating (272 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
One of the original great gangster movie posters!
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Robin Hood was also a great gangster, but more so in the tight-wearing fancy-pants vein.
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One of the best early examples of the ensemble comedy poster.
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Like "42nd Street" this poster shows great gams and repetition, but also features in the bad-ass Cagney (he wishes he were that tall).
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People who added this item 733 Average listal rating (475 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
The Marx Brothers had this art featured in most of their features... this is my favorite example.
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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
A classic romance epic poster!
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People who added this item 1273 Average listal rating (757 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
Features the iconic look of Chaplin and some cool colord-stripes background
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Hell's Angels (1930)
It was the most expensive film at the time and this poster does it justice.
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Gangsters in tuxes!
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It looks like this film could have been released in the 60s with its minimalist modern look.
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People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
The great dance poster!
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Classic minimalist poster featuring the outline of Hollywood's loveliest leading lady of the time.
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The Europeans got it right quite often in early cinema.
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People who added this item 706 Average listal rating (435 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
A cartoonised poster for a cartoonised man in one if his best films.
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People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
This poster shows more than an outline of Greta and you kind of fall in love with her character without watching a minute of the film.
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
These colors usually clash, but work beautifully on this bloody and sandy film's poster.
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Movie posters have changed so much over the last century so I wanted to catalog my favorite posters from each era.

This list features 40 years of classic Old Hollywood and Golden Age posters. Many were alike but these 65 were standouts.

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