|Posters - Film - Soviet|
Royal Sailors Russia / 1934 / Soviet Film Posters / 118.5x84.5 Original vintage Soviet movie poster for a feature film Korolevskie Matrosy / Royal Sailors / The Sailors of His Majesty featuring a stunning Constructivist design of sailors in uniform wearing HMS Amethyst caps, one standing in the foreground holding a rail, a sailor in white in the background holding a gun in front of the ship's gun turrets (echoing the design of the iconic Battleship Potemkin movie poster) and a sailor in uniform with a lady below. This fictional film, which is now lost, was written by Boris Lipatov and directed by Vladimir Braun. The story is based on the September 1931 Invergordon Mutiny when sailors of the British Atlantic Fleet took industrial action in an open mutiny of Royal Navy ships (this was one of the few military strikes in British history, which resulted in a panic on the London Stock Exchange, forcing it off the Gold Standard). Large size. Good condition, restored loss and tears, backed on linen.