Human Desire (1954)
14" x 36" (35.5 x 91.5cm)
POSTER CONDITION & GRADING
Very Good, original folds but has been carefully stored flat for a long time. No pinholes or tape. Please note that the image here is of the poster displayed in a frame (this is not part of the sale - it's for the poster only, although we can help with framing if the buyer wishes!)
POSTER TAGLINE & DESCRIPTION
Fritz Lang's excellent 1954 remake of La Bete Humaine (previously filmed as La Chienne in 1931 by Jean Renoir) transforms the novel's essentials into a darkly romantic love triangle bad girl film noir ("She was born to be BAD... To be KISSED... To make TROUBLE!"; "Based on a novel [La Bete Humaine] by Emile Zola"; "It isn't love ...It's Human Desire"; "Born to be bad ...to be kissed... to make trouble!"). The always wonderful Gloria Grahame and Glenn Ford were paired again following Lang's noir masterpiece The Big Heat, made the previous year. Lang creates visual patterns of entrapment through repeated shots of the two stars in dimly lit railway yards and framed by train tracks and railway compartments.