SPELLBOUND Daybill Movie poster Original or Reissue?

Daybills for Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound are incredibly rare. When I purchased the blue background Spellbound daybill many years ago I thought it was original because nothing else had been seen. However, it turns out that there is an earlier version. The original with the black background is pictured to the left with the notation "Released thru United Artists".


The daybill second from the left ith the blue background is a slightly later release. The third daybill is difficult to date although it was clearly printed for a New Zealand release. Note the circular space for censorship lower lh corner. A "Y" censor stamp has been added denoting that the film was recommended as suitable for persons aged 13 and over. It is likely that the poster is a 1950s release specifically for New Zealand.


If you happen to have an original black background version lurking in your collection please contact me.



Spellbound (1945)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers: Ben Hecht (screen play), Frances Beeding (suggested by novel: "The House of Dr. Edwardes")

Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov


A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

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