Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid / B2 / Japan

23.03.12

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Title
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
AKA
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Year of Film
1969
Director
George Roy Hill
Starring
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, George Furth, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars
Origin of Film
USA
Genre(s) of Film
Western | Action
Type of Poster
B2
Style of Poster
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Origin of Poster
Japan
Year of Poster
1970
Designer
Unknown
Artist
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Size (inches)
20 5/16" x 28 11/16"
SS or DS
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NSS #
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Tagline
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A unique design on this Japanese B2 for the 1969 take on the true story of the infamous Wild West outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, here played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford in arguably their greatest screen roles. George Roy Hill would later go on to direct the pair again in the equally brilliant con men caper The Sting (1973).

The film follows the pair as they rob from money trains with varying success (a botched effort can be seen on the poster) and are forced to flee America after a posse of bounty hunters are unleashed to track them down. Arriving in Bolivia with the Sundance Kid’s lover, Etta Place (played by the gorgeous Katharine Ross), the duo try to make an honest living working as security guards. It’s not long before a violent incident sends them back to their old ways and on a collision course with destiny. The film features arguably the most famous freeze-frame ending in cinematic history.

A number of excellent posters for the film can be viewed here. The original trailer is on YouTube.

 

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