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    1940s movie posters were designed to promote movies and theaters for the decade. These vintage movie posters are typically in color and feature images of actors, actresses, and scenes from the era’s movies. Movie posters from this era are highly sought after due a shift in how films were marketed after World War II.

    Film/Art Gallery is one of the leading sellers of 1940s movie posters. Driven by film art collectors, we are here for you should you be interested in starting a collection, expanding your current collection or looking for the perfect gift for a loved one. 

    The Red Shoes

    The Red Shoes movie was written, produced, and directed by the acclaimed duo of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. There are numerous iterations of the poster with most depicting the lead ballerina character wearing her red ballet shoes. A love story for the ages, The Red Shoes has frequently been listed as one of the best movies of all time. 

    Beauty And The Beast

    This 1946 movie, directed by Jean Cocteau and starring Jean Marais, Gabrielle Dorziat, and Josette Day, is based on a 1740 French fairy tale. The original movie was an instant hit as it deviated from the normal prince/princess love story formula. Film/Art Gallery is offering an ultra-rare Dutch poster for Cocteau's masterpiece with artwork is by Ad Werner

    History Is Made At Night

    This 1940s movie was directed by Frank Borzage and starred Jean Arthur, Charles Boyer, and Colin Clive. History Is Made At Night is renowned for its blending of genres, including comedy and romance. The iconic movie poster features a man and a woman in an impassioned kiss with credits around the main image. 

    His Girl Friday

    This American film starred Cary Grant and Rosalind Russel and was directed by Howard Hawks. A story of love lost and reconciliation, this screwball comedy is one of the decade's featured films. The movie poster features the two main characters in warm colors and a dashing portrait of Cary Grant. 


    At Film/Art Gallery, we offer a wide variety of 1940s movie posters that are original, with no reproductions offered. If you are looking to start your movie poster collection, expand on your current collection or are looking for the perfect holiday gift for a loved one, trust Film/Art Gallery to find the piece you desire.