An uber cool Australian Daybill for the 1967 American prison drama Cool Hand Luke starring Paul Newman in an Oscar nominated performance as the titular anti-hero, a free spirited prisoner who refuses to conform to the system, as indicated by the poster's tagline The man...and the motion picture that simply do not conform. Acclaimed as one of the key movies of the sixties, the film's anti-establishment ethos touched a nerve during a time of growing opposition to the Vietnam War. The Australian Daybill was printed using stone lithography based on US artist James Bama's superb illustration for the American poster campaign. Although a similar format, Australian Daybills are significantly rarer than US Insert posters.
Backed on linen. Prior to backing this poster had two horizontal machine folds and a spot of light discolouration to right edge. Backing has smoothed the folds and a spot of expert airbrush to the white border at right edge has rendered the discoloured spot invisible. There is an original ratings ink-stamp below the credits, which in our opinion adds to the history and authenticity of the piece. Image and colours excellent.