ARE YOU LOOKING TO BUY MOVIE POSTERS OR RELATED ITEMS? We are the world's leading auctioneer of movie posters and related items. You are currently on one of our non-auction pages. We auction 3,000+ items every TWO WEEKS. To learn more about our auctions, click here. To register to bid on our auctions, click here.


In the past 30 years, we have auctioned MORE movie paper for MORE money than ANY other auction company, period!

EVERY item we auction starts at $1, with NO reserve, and NO buyers premium, and EVERY item is honestly described, with an unenhanced super-sized image!

We charge consignors the lowest rates of ANY major auction, and we have held over 1,696,000 online auctions!

Go to our current auctions in our Auction Galleries, and you will quickly see why we are the most trusted auction site! was founded in 1999 as the first all-movie poster auction website. We have auctioned well over 1.6 MILLION posters, lobby cards, stills and related items through our auctions since 1999, surely the most of any online auction! - The most trusted vintage original movie poster site & the only major online auction with no buyers premiums!

What are the objects in the corners of some images? Learn More
Login or Register to see large images.
Auction History Result

9e046 HORSE'S MOUTH 1/2sh '59 great artwork of Alec Guinness, the man's a genius!

Date Sold 6/4/2013
Sold For: Login or Register to see sold price.

An Original 1959 Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Half-Sheet Movie Poster (1/2sh; measures 22" x 28" [56 x 71 cm]) (Learn More)

The Horse's Mouth, the 1958 (released in the U.S. in 1959) Ronald Neame English artist painter romantic black comedy ("Smart Alec... Sheer madness and all Guinness!"; "The man's a genius... Take it from 'The Horse's Mouth'!"; "The 1959 Royal Performance Film"; "From the novel by Joyce Cary"; about an aging fine art painter who never sought commercial success, but he has sought the perfect "canvas" on which to paint his masterpiece, and he decides that the side of a building is what he needs, and that is just the beginning of a really unusual comedy with many plot twists and turns!) starring Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan, Robert Coote, Michael Gough, and Ernest Thesiger (Doctor Pretorious from 1935's "Bride of Frankenstein", in one of his last roles). Note that Alec Guinness was 44 when he played this 60ish character who is totally unlikable, and yet, Guinness managed to show his humanity, and many people consider it one of his finest performances ever.
NOTE: Click on linked names to see a biography.
If you know who did the art (if any), please let us know.

Condition: good to very good. There are some smudges, scuffs, and minor creases scattered throughout the poster and there are some small light brown stains at lower right.
Learn More about condition grades

Complete Buyer Protection - No time limit on our guarantees & NO buyer beware
Hershenson Help Hotline - Direct line to Bruce (our owner!) for urgent problems
Also, please read the following three pages of in-depth Customer Reviews of our company - Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, which shows you in our customers' own words exactly what makes our company and our auctions so very different from all others!

LAMP Approved - Founding Sponsor since 2001 - eMoviePoster
Postal Mailing Address:
Bruce Hershenson, P.O. Box 874, West Plains, MO 65775. 
(For our UPS or FedEx address, click here)
phone: +1 417 256-9616     fax: +1 417 257-6948
E-mail: Contact Us
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)