Spanish Style - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 88

A Gallery of Spanish Poster Art for American Movies 1935-1975.

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Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Directed by Frank Lloyd. 132mins.

Charles Laughton - Capt. William Bligh
Clark Gable - Fletcher Christian

Also starring Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin, Donald Crisp, Henry Stephenson and Movita.

Based on real events - the mutiny on HMS Bounty, 28th April, 1789.

Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Laughton) and Best Actor (Gable), winning 1 - Best Picture.

IMDB rating 7.8

San Francisco (1936)
San Francisco (1936)

San Francisco (1936) Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. 115mins.

Clark Gable - Blackie Norton
Jeanette MacDonald - Mary Blake
Spencer Tracy - Father Mullin

Also starring Jack Holt, Jessie Ralph and Shirley Ross.

Based on real events - the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that destroyed most of the city, killing over 3,000 people.

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Spencer Tracy), winning 1 - Best Sound.

IMDB rating 7.2

They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)

They Died With Their Boots On (1941) Directed by Raoul Walsh. 140mins.

Errol Flynn - George Armstrong Custer
Olivia de Havilland - Elizabeth Bacon

Also starring Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin, Gene Lockhart and Anthony Quinn as Crazy Horse.

Loosely based on real events.

Ronald Reagan played Custer in Santa Fe Trail (1940) which starred Errol Flynn.

IMDB rating 7.2

The Red Shoes (1948)
The Red Shoes (1948)


The Red Shoes (1948) Directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger. 133mins.

Moira Shearer - Vicky Page

Also starring Marius Goring, Anton Walbrook, Léonide Massine, Robert Helpmann and Albert Bassermann.

Inspired by the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson.

Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Picture, winning 2 - Best Art Direction and Best Music.

IMDB rating 8.2

High Noon (1952)
High Noon (1952)

High Noon (1952) Directed by Fred Zinnemann. 85mins.

Gary Cooper - Marshal Will Kane
Grace Kelly - Amy Fowler Kane

Also starring Thomas Mitchell, Harry Morgan, Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Otto Kruger and Lon Chaney Jr.

One of the great westerns.

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, winning 4 - Best Actor (Gary Cooper), Best Music (Dimitri Tiomkin), Best Song ("Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin'") and Best Film Editing.

Selected for Preservation by the National Film Registry in 1989.

IMDB rating 8.2

Mogambo (1953)
Mogambo (1953)

Mogambo (1953) Directed by John Ford. 116mins.

Clark Gable - Victor Marswell
Ava Gardner - Eloise Y. Kelly
Grace Kelly - Linda Nordley

Also starring Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton and Eric Pohlmann.

Based on the play "Red Dust" by Wilson Collison which was first filmed in 1932 by MGM studios, directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable and Jean Harlow.

Nominated for 2 Oscars - Best Actress (Ava Gardner) and Best Supporting Actress (Grace Kelly).

IMDB rating 6.7

Alexander the Great (1956)
Alexander the Great (1956)


Alexander the Great (1956) Directed by Robert Rossen. 135mins.

Richard Burton - Alexander
Fredric March - Philip of Macedonia

Also starring Claire Bloom, Barry Jones, Harry Andrews, Stanley Baker. Niall MacGinnis and Peter Cushing.

DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

IMDB rating 5.8

The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Ten Commandments (1956)

The Ten Commandments (1956) Directed by Cecil B. DeMille. 220mins.

Charlton Heston - Moses
Yul Brynner - Rameses
Anne Baxter - Nefretiri

Also starring Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Cedric Hardwicke, Nina Foch, Martha Scott, Judith Anderson, John Carradine and Vincent Price.

Based on the books - Prince of Egypt by Dorothy Clarke Wilson and Pillar of Fire by Joseph Holt Ingraham.

The biggest grossing film of the 1950's.

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction, winning 1 - Best Special Effects.

IMDB rating 7.8

Forbidden Planet (1956)
Forbidden Planet (1956)

Forbidden Planet (1956) Directed by Fred M. Wilcox. 98mins.

Walter Pidgeon - Dr. Edward Morbius
Anne Francis - Altaira
Leslie Nielsen - Commander J. J. Adams

Also starring Warren Stevens, Earl Holliman, Jack Kelly and Richard Anderson.

A 50's sci-fi classic.

Original screenplay was titled "Fatal Planet"

Oscar Nomination for Best Special Effects (losing to The Ten Commandments)..

IMDB rating 7.7

Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957)
Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957)


Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) Directed by John Sturges. 122mins.

Burt Lancaster - Wyatt Earp
Kirk Douglas - Doc Holliday

Also starring Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet, John Ireland, Lyle Bettger, Earl Holliman, DeForest Kelley and Dennis Hopper as Billy Clanton.

Based on real events, screenplay written by novelist Leon Uris.

Oscar Nominations for Best Film Editing and Best Sound.

IMDB rating 7.2

The Fly (1958)
The Fly (1958)

The Fly (1958) Directed by Kurt Neumann. 94mins.

David Hedison - Andre Delambre
Patricia Owens - Helene Delambre
Vincent Price - François Delambre

Also starring Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman and Charles Herbert.

Based on the short story by George Langelaan, published in 1957.

Followed by 2 sequels and successfully remade by David Cronenberg in 1986, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.

IMDB rating 7.0

Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)

Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959) Directed by John Guillermin. 88mins.

Gordon Scott - Tarzan

Also starring Anthony Quayle, Sara Shane, Niall MacGinnis and Sean Connery.

One of the best regarded Tarzan movies.

Three years later Sean Connery would receive his Walther PPK, becoming the worlds most well known secret agent.

IMDB rating 6.4

North by Northwest (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)

North by Northwest (1959) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 136mins.

Cary Grant - Roger O. Thornhill
Eva Marie Saint - Eve Kendall
James Mason - Phillip Vandamm

Also starring Martin Landau, Jessie Royce Landis, Robert Ellenstein and Leo G. Carroll.

A Hitchcock masterpiece with an excellent cast, screenplay and a superb score by Bernard Herrmann.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Editing.

DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Selected for Preservation by the National Film Registry in 1995.

IMDB rating 8.5

Some Like it Hot (1959)
Some Like it Hot (1959)

Some Like it Hot (1959) Directed by Billy Wilder. 120mins.

Marilyn Monroe - Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Tony Curtis - Joe / Josephine
Jack Lemmon - Jerry / Daphne

Also starring George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Nehemiah Persoff and Joe E. Brown.

One of the highest rated Hollywood comedies.

Ranked #1 in the AFI's 100 Funniest American Films List,

Ranked #14 on the AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies List.

Nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Jack Lemmon), winning 1 - Best Costume Design.

Nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards winning 3 - Best Film Comedy / Musical, Best Actor Comedy / Musical (Jack Lemmon) and Best Actress Comedy / Musical (Marilyn Monroe).

Selected for Preservation by the National Film Registry in 1989.

IMDB rating 8.4

A Summer Place (1959)
A Summer Place (1959)


A Summer Place (1959) Directed by Delmer Daves. 130mins.

Starring Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Arthur Kennedy, Troy Donahue and Constance Ford.

Based on the novel by Sloan Wilson, published in 1958.

Max Steiner's beautiful "Theme from A Summer Place" was a chart hit for orchestrator Percy Faith, his version is still played on radio stations around the world.

IMDB rating 6.8

Butterfield 8 (1960)
Butterfield 8 (1960)


Butterfield 8 (1960) Directed by Daniel Mann. 109mins.

Elizabeth Taylor - Gloria Wandrous
Laurence Harvey - Weston Liggett
Eddie Fisher - Steve Carpenter

Also starring Dina Merrill, Mildred Dunnock, Betty Field and Susan Oliver.

Based on the novel by John O'Hara, published in 1935.

Nominated for 2 Oscars winning 1 - Best Actress (Elizabeth Taylor.

IMDB rating 6.2

El Cid (1961)
El Cid (1961)

El Cid (1961) Directed by Anthony Mann. 182mins.

Charlton Heston - Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar "El Cid"
Sophia Loren - Dona Jimena

Also starring Raf Vallone, Geneviève Page, John Fraser, Gary Raymond, Frank Thring, Douglas Wilmer, Ralph Truman and Herbert Lom.

Based on real events.

One of the best historical epics.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Music (Miklos Rozsa), Best Song ("Love theme from El Cid") and Best Art Direction.

DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

IMDB rating 7.2

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) Directed by Lewis Milestone. 185mins.

Marlon Brando - Fletcher Christian
Trevor Howard - Captain William Bligh

Also starring Richard Harris, Hugh Griffith, Richard Haydn and Tarita.

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall which was based on real events.

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Music (Bronislau Kaper), Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.

DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.

IMDB rating 7.1

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)


A Fistful of Dollars (1964) Directed by Sergio Leone. 99mins.

Clint Eastwood - "The Man with No Name"

Also starring Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, José Calvo, Antonio Prieto and Mario Brega.

The first in the "Man With no Name" trilogy, directed by Sergio Leone.

An unofficial western remake of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo (1961).

IMDB rating 8.0

The Professionals (1966)
The Professionals (1966)

The Professionals (1966) Directed by Richard Brooks. 117mins.

Burt Lancaster - Bill Dolworth
Lee Marvin - Henry 'Rico' Fardan
Robert Ryan - Hans Ehrengard
Woody Strode - Jake Sharp

Also starring Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale and Ralph Bellamy.

Based on the novel "A Mule for the Marquesa" by Frank O' Rourke, published in 1964.

Nominated for 3 Oscars - Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

IMDB rating 7.3

In the Heat of the Night (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)

In the Heat of the Night (1967) Directed by Norman Jewison. 109mins.

Sidney Poitier - Virgil Tibbs
Rod Steiger - Gillespie

Also starring Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert and Anthony James.

Based on the novel by John Ball, published in 1965.

Nominated for 7 Oscars winning 5 including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Rod Steiger).

IMDB rating 8.0

The Jungle Book (1967)
The Jungle Book (1967)

The Jungle Book (1967) Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. 78mins.

Phil Harris ... Baloo (voice)
Sebastian Cabot ... Bagheera (voice)
Bruce Reitherman ... Mowgli (voice)
George Sanders ... Shere Khan (voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Kaa (voice)
Louis Prima ... King Louie (voice)
J. Pat O'Malley ... Colonel Hathi (voice)

Hugely popular animated movie and the last to be produced by Walt Disney, he died during production on December 15th, 1966.

Loosely based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, first published in 1894.

Oscar Nomination for Best Song ("The Bare Necessities")

IMDB rating 7.6

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Directed by George Roy Hill. 110mins.

Paul Newman - Butch Cassidy
Robert Redford - The Sundance Kid

Also starring Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Ted Cassidy and Kenneth Mars.

One of the most popular westerns ever made.

Loosely based on real events.

Nominated for 7 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, winning 4 - Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music (Burt Bacharach) and Best Song ("Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head").

IMDB rating 8.2

Patton (1970)
Patton (1970)

Patton (1970) Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. 172mins.

George C. Scott - General George S. Patton
Karl Malden - General Omar Bradley

Also starring Stephen Young, Morgan Paull, Karl Michael Vogler and Michael Bates as Field Marshal Montgomery.

Based on the books - Patton: Ordeal and Triumph by Ladislas Farago and A Soldier's Story by Omar Bradley.

Nominated for 10 Oscars winning 7 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (George C. Scott).

DGA Nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Selected for Preservation by the National Film Registry in 2003.

IMDB rating 8.0

Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)



Kelly's Heroes (1970) Directed Brian G. Hutton. 144mins.

Clint Eastwood - Kelly

Also starring Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor and Gavin MacLeod.

Filmed in Yugoslavia.

IMDB rating 7.5

The Vampire Lovers (1970)
The Vampire Lovers (1970)


The Vampire Lovers (1970) Directed by Roy Ward Baker. 91mins.

Ingrid Pitt - Carmilla Karnstein

Also starring George Cole, Kate O'Mara, Douglas Wilmer, Madeline Smith, Jon Finch, Dawn Addams and Peter Cushing.

Classic Hammer Horror based on the novella "Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu, first published in 1872.

IMDB rating 6.4

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) Directed by J. Lee Thompson. 88mins.

Roddy McDowall - Caesar

Also starring Don Murray, Natalie Trundy, Hari Rhodes, Severn Darden and Ricardo Montalban.

The fourth in a series of sci-fi films which began with Planet of the Apes (1968).

IMDB rating 5.9

Silent Running (1972)
Silent Running (1972)


Silent Running (1972) Directed by Douglas Trumbull. 89mins.

Bruce Dern - Freeman Lowell

Also starring Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin and Jesse Vint.

Director Douglas Trumbull was a Visual Effects Supervisor om Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).

Hugo Award Nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

IMDB rating 6.7

Rollerball (1975)
Rollerball (1975)

Rollerball (1975) Directed by Norman Jewison. 125mins.

James Caan - Jonathan E.

Also starring John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn, Pamela Hensley and Ralph Richardson.

Based on the the short story "The Rollerball Murder" by William Harrison, published in 1973.

Nominated for 4 British Academy Awards winning 1 - Best Art Direction.

Hugo Award Nomination for Best Dramatic Presentation.

IMDB rating 6.5

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Cogerson 3 years ago from Virginia

Very cool that you included both Mutiny on the Bounty movies. I would say the Spanish posters seem to emphasis the actor and actresses....lots of close up detailed art....with some exceptions like In the Heat of the Night...did they even know Poitier was in the movie?....glad you were able to include some Heston movies in the hub....lol. I have never even heard of A Summer Place. Voted up. Getting closer and closer to 100...what are you going to do after you reach 100?


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks again Bruce. To answer your question, after hitting 100, I will be working on 101 and probably 102 as well. :)

Whenever I get stuck thinking of a hub topic these poster hubs come in useful, better than just sitting around doing nothing and they do get viewed i.e. my Sylvester Stallone poster hub is heading towards 500 views, and that was a surprise. :)

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