Considered the quintessential and definitive Bond film, the third instalment in EON Productions' James Bond series set the template for many of the subsequent films, with its tongue in cheek humour, extensive use of gadgets and technology and multiple foreign locations. The first Bond blockbuster, 1964's Goldfinger was also the first Bond film to utilise a standalone pre-credits sequence, the first to employ a pop star to sing the theme song and the first to win an Academy Award. The plot saw 007 uncover a plot to contaminate the United States gold reserve at Fort Knox while investigating the smuggling activities of powerful gold magnate Auric Goldfinger. The film's lasting image is of the gold-painted girl, seen stretched above the credits on this scarce original release French petite poster by Jean Mascii, with a dynamic fight scene between Bond and Oddjob taking centre stage.
Backed on linen in the European style with no restoration whatsoever. Prior to backing this poster had three horizontal folds and minor nicks and creases to corners and edges. Backing has smoothed and diminished the fold lines for display. Image and colours excellent.