August 28, 2011

15 MORE Great Polish Posters for Amerykanski Crime Films!

Here’s another batch of great Polish posters. In spite of the post title, I realize, of course, that one or two of these films aren’t American. No blurbs, no countdown — just great design from one of the world’s most renowned poster cultures. In a few instances, the poster was designed much later (possibly even years later) than when the film was produced and released in the United States. In those cases, I’ve placed the year of the poster design in the second set of parenthesis. Enjoy!

Angel Heart (1987)

Charley Varrick (1973)

Chinatown (1974)

The Collector (1965) (1968)

The Conversation (1974)

Deadline U.S.A. (1952) (1970)

Experiment in Terror (1962) (1971)

The Fallen Idol (1948) (1958)

The Getaway (1972) (1975)

Harper (1966)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

M (1931) (1964)

Night Moves (1975)

Private Hell 36 (1954) (1980)

The Stranger (1946) (1958)


  1. The Collector poster is perfectly chilling. I don't get the Fallen Idol one. I like it, but it doesn't make me think of the movie at all.

  2. I don't get the Fallen Idol poster either - I'd gamble the person who made it had never seen the film.

  3. These are really interesting. It's a whole other perspective on such classic films.

      What is the name of the Polish poster designer who designed the 1973 Charley Varrick poster? Thanks for your help - jane gudmundson

  4. Designed by Zbigniew Czarnecki....