Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent debuted on August 16, 1940, starring Joel McCrea and Laraine Day. Valuable Foreign Correspondent movie memorabilia includes one sheet and half sheet posters, lobby cards, movie heralds, movie stills and Australian and Belgian movie posters.
United Artists' Foreign Correspondent hit movie theaters in 1940. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall and George Sanders, Foreign Correspondent features McCrea as Johnny Jones, an intrepid New York City newspaper reporter who battles an Axis spy ring while on assignment in wartime London. Foreign Correspondent debuted on August 16, 1940, earning six Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Albert Bassermann), Best B&W Cinematography, Best Special Effects and Best B&W Art Direction.
Here are ten valuable Foreign Correspondent movie posters and collectibles that are sure to please Alfred Hitchcock fans and movie memorabilia collectors. "I came 4,000 miles to get a story. I get shot at like a duck in a shooting gallery, I get pushed off buildings, I get the story, and then I've got to shut up!" - Joel McCrea as Johnny Jones
Foreign Correspondent One Sheet Movie Poster
A restored one sheet movie poster (27x41-inches) in very fine- condition on linen sold at auction for $2,987.50. Foreign Correspondent was filmed in Long Beach and Los Angeles, California. So much for a "foreign" setting.
Foreign Correspondent one sheet poster $2,987.50
Foreign Correspondent Movie Herald
A movie herald (6x9-inches) in stellar mint condition brought $29 at auction. Alfred Hitchcock's first choice for the title role had been Gary Cooper, who wasn't interested.
Foreign Correspondent Title Lobby Card
A title lobby card (11x14-inches) in fine+ condition sold at auction for $657.25. The title card is generally the most collectible card in the set.
Foreign Correspondent title card $657.25
Foreign Correspondent Lobby Card
A lobby card picturing Joel McCrea in nifty trench coat in fine condition brought $632.50 at auction.
Foreign Correspondent Australian One Sheet Movie Poster
An Australian one sheet movie poster (26x40-inches) in very fine- condition sold at auction for $717. Hitchcock wanted Joan Fontaine for the female lead, but David O. Selznick refused to loan her out.
Foreign Correspondent Belgian Movie Poster
A Belgian movie poster (15x21-inches) in fine condition brought a modest $16 at auction.
Foreign Correspondent Half Sheet Movie Poster
A half sheet movie poster (22x28-inches) in fine+ condition fetched a top bid of $1,045.63 at auction. Look for Alfred Hitchcock's cameo early in the film where he can be glimpsed walking by John Jones' hotel reading a newspaper.
Foreign Correspondent Movie Stills
A collection of 18 8x10-inch black-and-white movie stills reissued in 1948 and the 1960s in fine/very fine condition sold at auction for $45.
Foreign Correspondent still with Joel McCrea and Laraine Day, one of eighteen $45
Foreign Correspondent Lobby Card
A lobby card featuring Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall and George Sanders in very fine- condition brought $388.38 at auction.
Foreign Correspondent Italian One Sheet Movie Poster
A restored Italian one sheet movie poster (27x39-inches) from the late 1940s in very fine- condition on linen sold at auction for $388.38. The poster artist is Paolo Tarquini. Foreign Correspondent was loosely based on the 1935 book Personal History by Vincent Sheean.
Foreign Correspondent Italian one sheet poster $388.38
Foreign Correspondent Movie Memorabilia Credits & Top Image
- All auction results and images courtesy Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Foreign Correspondent half sheet movie poster in fine+ condition $1,045.63
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