Damon and Pythias (1962) - (Guy Williams) stone litho UK Quad F,NM $150 *
Size: 30" x 40"
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
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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