London: Carol Reed Productions, Circa 1948. Vintage candid photograph from the UK release of the 1949 film.
From the archive of Maurice Bessy, with his stamp on the verso, along with the stamp of photographer Leslie Baker, and another for Carol Reed Productions and The London Films Studios in Shepperton, England. A mimeo snipe, also on the verso, describes the photo, in which the film's star Joseph Cotten looks down lovingly on two miniature Pinscher dogs who are sitting in Welles' directing chair. Noted is the fact the two dogs are from the only known family of the breed in the United Kingdom.
Carol Reed's classic 1949 British film noir, starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles at the peak of their respective powers, was the second of three films in which Graham Green collaborated directly with Reed, and remains Greene's only originally screenplay.
8 x 10 inches. Fine. In a lovely museum-quality frame with archival UV glass, double mounted with both sides exposed for viewing.
Complete collation details available on request.