The U.S. and Spanish versions of The Misfits poster are as different as night and day.
The first image below is the 1961 U.S. one sheet. A black and white poster that does nothing for me. However, the Spanish one sheet is spot on. Beautiful colors and graphics and Gable and Monroe are strongly featured.
I would LOVE to own the Spanish one sheet for this film. There’s currently one 8 x 10 Spanish herald with the same graphics on eBay at the moment but I’ll hold out for the original one sheet.
If anyone knows of one for sale, please let me know!
2 responses to ““The Misfits” (1961) Poster – U.S. One Sheet vs. Spanish One Sheet – No Comparison!”
Interesting approaches to the same subject Michelle. The Spanish art is quite sensuous. But I also like the American poster because it conveys the psychology of the film. Each character is confined and trapped in their own space. It’s just a great film and anything connected with it is collectible.
The Spanish and Mexican artwork were usually superior to the U.S. versions, Paul. You’re right about the American poster though. I agree.
But, for an art piece, framed and on the wall, I’d prefer the Spanish version. The U.S. one sheet (and daybill) is easy enough to get, though still not cheap. Even though it’s a rarer acquisition, the Spanish one sheet will be cheaper to buy.