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Auction History Result

Lot #: 116 BWANA DEVIL 1/2sh

Date Sold 12/11/1995
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Appears in 100 Years of the Cinema

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.

An Original Vintage Theatrical Half-Sheet Movie Poster (Learn More)

Arch Oboler's Bwana Devil, the 1952 Arch Oboler ("The man who gave you 'Bwana Devil' and Radio's famed 'Lights Out'") 3-D (3D; 3-Dimension) adventure thriller ("The world's first feature length motion picture in 'natural vision 3 dimension'"; "A Lion in your lap!"; "A Lover in your arms!"; "You have never witnessed anything in the world like this before!"; "In thrilling color"; "3 Dimension"; director Oboler went to Africa in 1948 and teamed with a cameraman to film native people there, and it was that authentic African footage that was used in this movie; the movie is based on a real story from Kenya in 1898, where British railway workers were being attacked and eaten by lions, and the head engineer had to figure out how to stop the attacks, or he would not be able to hire workers!) starring Robert Stack, Barbara Britton, Nigel Bruce, Ramsay Hill, and Paul McVey. Note that the poster states that "Bwana Devil" was the first feature length 3-D movie, but some would argue that other films (such as "The Power of Love") would fit that description. However, "Bwana Devil" truly is the first mainstream feature length fictional film using the 3-D Technicolor process (there are some other movies that have a somewhat tenuous claim to being earlier, but most people generally accept this movie as the first feature 3-D movie!) Also, note that this movie premiered in 1952, but all the poster material we have seen is dated 1953. If anyone has ever seen any poster material dated 1952 please e-mail us!
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