Damon and Pythias (1962) - (Guy Williams) stone litho UK Quad F,NM $150 *

Pictured is a stone lithograph British quad poster for the 1962 Curtis Bernhardt film <i>Damon and Pythias</i> starring Guy Williams and Don Burnett.

Size: 30" x 40"

Price: $150

Condition: Folded, Near Mint

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This is a 30" x 40" UK quad stone litho poster made by an unkown designer to promote the 1962 Curtis Bernhardt 90-minute MGM color film Damon and Pythias, aka The Tyrant of the Syracuse, starring Guy Williams and Don Burnett based on a story by Samuel Marx with English screenplay by Samuel Marx, Franco Riganti, Bridget Boland and Barry Orlinger and cinematography by Aldo Tonti. Plot summary: This film is an accurate portrayal of a famous Greek legend from the Fifth Century B.C. symbolizing friendship. Damon [Guy Williams] and Pythias [Don Burnett] were Athenian followers of the philosopher Pythagoras, who went to Syracuse where Pythagorean ideas of universal brotherhood were forbidden. In Syracuse the tyrant Dionysius [Arnoldo Foa] accused Pythias of plotting against him and sentenced him to death. Pythias accepted the sentence but asked for time to visit his ailing wife Nerissa [Ilaria Occhini] and settle his affairs before he was killed; Dionysius reluctantly allowed this when Damon offered to remain in Syracuse as a hostage until Pythias returned, expecting he would end up killing Damon instead of Pythias. When Pythias returned to be executed as he had promised to do, Dionysius was so delighted and amazed about their friendship that he pardoned them both. Wikipedia has an entry about the legend of Damon and Pythias here.

This item is available for immediate shipment. It is variously known to the public as a Damon and Pythias poster, a Damon and Pythias film poster and a Damon and Pythias movie poster.

The film was made in Italy; The title on the poster is The Tyrant of Syracuse.

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