NON SIATE TRISTI PER ME [NO SAD SONGS FOR ME] (1950) Italian due foglio poster by Anselmo Ballester


Vintage original 39 x 54″ (100 x 138 cm.) due folio / 2-fogli poster, Italy. Margaret Sullavan, Wendell Corey, Viveca Lindfors, Natalie Wood, John McIntire, Ann Doran, dir: Rudolph Mate; Columbia. On linen, near fine.

The ultimate woman’s self-sacrifice melodrama with Margaret Sullavan the perfect choice to play such a heroine. This film was the great star actress’ swan song to the silver screen. She would appear in just three television dramas during the next few years.

The story was about Mary Scott, who is diagnosed with an incurable illness (the word “cancer” is actually spoken on-screen). She has ten months to live and wishes to live them to their fullest and take care of the future of her husband (Wendell Corey) and 10-year-old daughter (Natalie Wood). When she discovers that her husband is having an affair with his secretary (Viveca Lindfors), she takes it upon herself to become friends with the woman and ensure that her daughter develops a relationship with her as well.

Certainly a great dramatic role for Sullavan, and this is a superb poster portrait of her by the great Italian poster artist Anselmo Ballester. Likely the finest Margaret Sullavan poster image of all time.

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