Australian Film Posters

Part 3 - Polish Posters

Compiled by Michael Organ

1 - Australian Listing 1906-1971 | 2 - Australian Printers & Dealers | 3 - Polish Posters of Australian Films
4 - Personal Collection - Polish Posters | 5 - Ned Kelly Polski | 6 - Personal Collection - Australian Posters
7 - Zuzanna Lipinska Polish Posters

Introduction

The following is a listing of Polish posters of Australian films and films about Australia from countries such as Italy and Russia. Polish movie posters are distinguished by their artistry and unique design elements. Unlike the traditional American and Australia poster, they are usually impressionistic and painterly, rarely bearing the traditional features of poster design such as head shots of the stars, direct images from the film or the large, bold title lettering so common in American posters. Polish movie posters have a unique style which strongly contrasts with their more tradtional Australian counterparts. Information on this site has been complied from the following Polish movie poster web sites:

* Polish Posters Shop - Poland. Includes theatre, opera, exhibition and film posters plus detailed biographical information on individual artists.
* Polish Poster Gallery- Warsaw, Poland. Includes movie, theatre, music, circus and political posters.
* The Art of Poster - Polish posters 1900-2005. Includes movie, political and circus posters.
* Classic Polish Film Posters - Database, information about and images of Polish film posters. Entries for more than 356 individual artists and 6265 movie posters. * Cinematic - Polish movie poster section of an international movie poster site.
* Cyrk - Polish circus poster site, also with movie posters.


Chronological Listing of Polish Posters of Australian Films

Poster Title Description
The Overlanders / Zwyciezcy Stepow 1947
Artist: Henryk Tomaszewski (1914-2005).
Size: 23 x 34 inches / 59 x 86 cm
British Australian co-production. Original release 1947. Polish release date 1948.
Director: Harry Watt.
Starring: Chips Rafferty and John Nugent Hayward.
Bush Christmas / Mali Detektywi 1948
Artist: Eryk Lipinski (1908-1991).
Size: 23 x 33 inches / 58 x 82 cm
British Australian co-prduction. Original release 1948. Polish release date - unknown.
Director: Ralph Smart.
Starring: Chips Rafferty and John Fernside.
Eureka Stockade / Fort Eureka 1954
Artist: Witold Chmielewski (b.1910).
Size: 23 x 33 inches / 58 x 82 cm
British Australian co-production. Original release 1949. Polish release 1954.
Director: Harry Watt.
Starring: Chips Rafferty, Alicia Dunne and Peter Finch.
The Shiralee / Coreczka 1957
Artist: Viktor Gorka (1922-2004).
Size: 23 x 33 inches / 58 x 82 cm.
British Australian co-production. Original release 1957. Polish release date 1957.
Director: Leslie Norman.
Starring: Peter Finch and Dana Wilson.
On the Beach / Ostatni Brzeg 1959
Artist: Krajewski Andrzej (b.1933).
Size: 23 x 33 inches / 58 x 82 cm.
American production. Original release 1959. Polish release date 1967.
Director: Stanley Kramer.
Starring: Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins.
russian australia
Na Szlakach Australii / Roads of the Fifth Continent 1964
Artist:  Liliana Baczewska
Size: 20 x 20 inchces / 52 x 52 cm.
Russian documentary production by Gruzja Film. Original release 1964. Polish release 1965.
Director: Georgii I. Asatiani.

Wake in Fright / Na Krancu Swiata (Outback) 1971
Artist: Wiktor Gorka (1922-2004).
Size: 22 x 33 inches / 58 x 82 cm.
American Australian co-production. Original release 1971. Polish release 1972.
Director: Ted Kotcheff.
Starring: Donald Pleasance, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty and Sylvia Kay.
Ned Kelly 1970
Artist: Maria Mucha Ihnatowicz (b.1937).
Size: 23 x 33 inches / 58 x 82 cm.
British production. Original release 1969/70. Polish release 1973.
Circulation: 11.500.
Director: Tony Richardson.
Starring: Mick Jagger.
Wloch Szuka Zony / Girl in Australia / Bello Onesto Emigrato Australia Sposerebbe Compaesana Illibata 1971
Artist: Jerzy Flisak (b.1930).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Italian production. Orignal release 1971. Polish release date 1974.
Director: Luigi Zampa.
Starring: Claudia Cardinale and Alberto Saudi.
Picnic at Hanging Rock / Picnic Pod Wiszaca Skala 1975
Artist: Danuta "Danka" Baginska-Andrejew (b.1951).
Size: 19 x 26 inches / 49 x 67 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1975. Polish release 1978.
Director: Peter Weir.
Starring: Rachel Roberts, Helen Morse and Anne Lambert.
Picnic at Hanging Rock / Picnic Pod Wiszaca Skala 1975
Artist: Wiktor Sadowski (b.1953).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1975. Polish re-release 1992.
Director: Peter Weir.
Starring: Rachel Roberts, Helen Morse and Anne Lambert.
Caddie 1976
Artist: Jerzy Flisak (b.1930).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1976. Polish release 1978.
Circulation: 7,000.
Director: Donald Crombie.
Starring: Helen Morse.
Storm Boy / Chlopiec z burzy 1976
Artist: Eryk Lipinski (1908-1991).
Size: 23 x 33 inches / 58 x 82 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1976. Polish release 1978.
Blue Fin / Blekitna Pletwa 1978
Artist: Danuta "Danka" Baginska-Andrejew (b.1951).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1978. Polish release 1980.
Man of Flowers / Kwiaty Jego Zycia 1983
Artist: Wieslaw Walkuski (b.1956).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1983. Polish release 1984.
Director: Paul Cox.
The Year of Living Dangerously / Rok niebezpiecznego zycia 1982
Artist: Jerzy Flisak (b.1930).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1982. Polish release 1985.
Director: Peter Weir.
Crocodile Dundee / Krokodyl Dundee

1986

Artist: Andrzej Pagowski (b.1953).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1986. Polish release 1987.
Director: Peter Faiman.

Crocodile Dundee II / Krokodyl Dundee II 1988
Artist: Mieczyslaw Wasilewski (b.1942).
Size: 27 x 39 inches / 67 x 97 cm.
Australian production. Original release 1988. Polish release 1989.
Circulation: 7,590.
Director: John Cornel.

Site last updated: 28 March 2017. Return to Michael Organ's Home Page. Any comments, corrections, or additions to this site are most welcome. See also personal collection.


1 - Australian Listing 1906-1971 | 2 - Australian Printers & Dealers | 3 - Polish Posters of Australian Films
4 - Personal Collection - Polish Posters | 5 - Ned Kelly Polski | 6 - Personal Collection - Australian Posters
7 - Zuzanna Lipinska Polish Posters