A super rare original 1948 Belgian movie poster for the film Cocaine. Such a brave and progressive title to be using in the late 1940's, which was - surpirse! surprise!! re-titled as A Letter at Dawn.
Check out this storyline. Carlo Marini is a cocaine trafficker. While at the bedside of Anna, a former lover who is dying, Carlo learns that he is the father of Mario, a young man and - incidentally - a coke dealer like him. Mario lives under the influence of his mate Renata, a girl who is greedy for luxury. Not knowing that Carlo is his father and that he is trying to help him, the young man takes part in a burglary at a countess's. The old woman, also a drug supplier, is found murdered and everything points to Mario's guilt. A stylish poster even more colourful than the plot of the movie.
Small (14" x 19.5") Belgian
Very good condtion. Folded as issued. This poster is over 70 years old. It has overall paper toning, some edge creasing on the left side, some residue staining in the white space at the top edge, small pin hole in each corner and a tiny paper tear at the bottom in the middle. The poster also has a tax stamp stuck to it with Antwerp inked stamp, which was quite common for Belgian and Italian posters of this period. They would place the stamp on the front, so that the authorities could easily tell if the local cinema had paid its taxes for the film. None of these quirks take away from its visual presentation - they're all part of its life history.