18 Aug

In the Mail Bag we receive this nice inquiry from French film director Raphael Millet. Unfortunately, I do not have any hi res scans or photos of this poster and am wondering if any of you can help him out?  He writes:


I found your contact on the Errol Flynn blog.

I am a French film director, producer and critic.

I love Errol Flynn’s movies.

I also have a passion for Sean Flynn, and great interest in the later part of his life (from 1965 onwards).

I am currently writing a long article about the movie FIVE ASHORE IN SINGAPORE for a magazine published in Singapore.

I have many images of it, including French lobby cards, posters in various languages. But I have no poster of the film in English, and I think this would be most relevant for a publication in English.

I noticed that you have a very nice poster in your collection (see image here attached).

Would it be possible to ask you for a very good high res copy or photo of it, if you have any, in order to have it reproduced in the magazine, together with my article?

It would be a nice way to celebrate Sean Flynn and to pay tribute to his Singaporean adventure.

In exchange, I’d be very happy to have a copy of the magazine being mailed to you, upon publication (around October).

Looking forward to your kind reply.

Raphael Millet

— David DeWitt


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  1. David DeWitt

    August 18, 2018 at 2:59 am

    Raphael also writes:

    What I am looking for is the English/American poster of the film, like the one you have.

    If no one replies, do you think you’d be able to take another photo of the poster you have, with the camera almost perpendicularly centered? The photo can be larger than the poster, it’s fine, then it could be cropped to the exact size of the poster afterwards.

    I am asking because I have never seen that poster anywhere else, and I find it visually interesting as it has a slightly different artwork than the original French poster.

    I guess this is the poster used for the UK release (since it says Compton Distributors on it)?

    I think it’d be an interesting piece of visual information for people who are interested in Sean Flynn.

    If published, I’d ask the publisher to credit it as coming from your collection, of course.

    By the way, I am also very interested in Lili Damita’s life.

    She’s very unknown in France, unfortunately.

    Thanking you in advance for your help,

    Best regards,