Having recently submitted my contribution to the special, year-end issue of The Dark Pages, a newsletter for film noir lovers, it’s reasonable I have noir on my mind. In order to quell the dark thirst, I went out and started looking at theatrical posters of noir films released in 1947 as the special issue of The Dark Pages will center on one of those films, Nightmare Alley, directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker and several others in an outstanding supporting cast. The film, released in October 1947 by 20th Century Fox is a standout in a fabulous year of noir releases.
By the way – if you simply cannot wait for the special issue of The Dark Pages coming later this month or want to know how you can get your hands on it, you mugs, go over to Shadows and Satin, the blog of the noir newsletter’s editor-in-chief, Karen or visit Kristina at Speakeasy, the publication’s senior writer.
And now, as a means to relieve my mind of thugs and innocents on the lam, murderous conspirators, femme fatales, dirty cops and dark street corners, here is a gallery of gorgeous artwork. Listed by studio, posters of some of the notable Film Noirs released in 1947.
From United Artists
From Warner Bros.
From Universal Pictures
From Paramount Pictures
From Columbia Pictures
From RKO Radio Pictures
From Reliance Pictures, Inc.
From 20th Century Fox
WOW! Some of those just take my breath away.
“Nothing in the world is any good unless you can share it.” – Jeff Bailey, Out of the Past, Dir. Jacques Tourneur, 1947
Great gallery. So many brilliant films. I’ve seen all of them except Calcutta.
I’m glad you liked it. Amazing stuff and films. Such fun to visit with over and over again. Impressive also that you’ve seen them all except one.
Aurora, I’m love love LOVING your post, and all those fabulous film noirs! Many are already favorites of mine, and some of the posters you included are new to me, so now I’m looking forward to checking them out. I’m delighted that we’re both going to have articles on NIGHTMARE ALLEY in the upcoming DARK PAGES issue! Happy Film Noir Christmas, my friend! 🙂
One of the reasons I was so honored to be asked to contribute to The Dark Pages is to play a small part along writers like you whose knowledge and passion for film I find so inspiring. Really! Not blowing smoke. Can’t wait for it to come out!
And a Merry Christmas to you and yours.
They sure don’t make posters like this anymore! I love the ad copy and the artwork.
Also, a great collection of films, too! There are a few I haven’t seen before – thanks for bringing them to my attention. 🙂
Pleasure and glad you liked them. And so many others I left out. Just wonderful to look at.