Rivalen am Steuer, Original Russian Movie Poster 1959
Rivalen am Steuer, Original Russian Movie Poster 1959. Originally released in East Germany in 1957.
Translates as 'Rivals at the Wheel'
The size is c.28x20 inches. This picture was taken pre-restoration by l'Atelier Brigitte Bussiere, in Paris. The smaller photo is after linen backing, and as it is now.
Made in East Germany in 1957, “Rivalen am Steuer” (translates as Rivals at the Wheel) – released in Russia in 1959 – was motor-racing with desperate, if gloomy love.
Well, it was East Germany.
Manfred von Brauchitsch, the Mercedes Benz works driver was instrumental in the area of technical advice, and as scriptwriter. More on him, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_von_Brauchitsch
The poster itself is one of my all time favourites, at once bleak, in the depths of the eyes; alluring, with the vivid lips, and exciting with the motor-racing image.
Very, very, rare.
I shold add that post-resto. the poster has picked up a mark bottom right, which does not decrease the beauty of the image, but has decreased the price !
Here we have an enigmatic review from IMDb: "Manfred Falk is a successful and experienced racer. In a car race in West Germany the South American motorist Eisenacher Alvarez becomes interested in Manfred and wants to hire him. Manuela, the warm-blooded daughter of Alvarez, tempts Manfred with her southern charm to a transition to their team. Manfred leaves his team and his girlfriend Inge to leave for America to win great achievement. As Manfred's new employer him however forbids from business reasons to celebrate his victory, he is very disappointed. Manfred intends to return to Germany after a race at the legendary Monte Carlo."
Origin: Russia 1959 Size: 20 x 28 in / 51 x 71 cm Condition: Very fine. Linen backed.
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