The Squire of Long Hadley

Thos poster design focuses on two perilous situations: a man being thrown off a horse after it stumbles on a trip wire and an unconscious woman being rescued from an oncoming train.
Title:
The Squire of Long Hadley
NFSA ID:
1499918
Year:
1928
Category:
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The laboured and rather dry title of the film belies the dramatic images on the poster. The design focuses on two perilous situations: a man being thrown off a horse after it stumbles on a trip wire and an unconscious woman being rescued from an oncoming train. Both images emphasise the thrilling nature of the film which immediately suggests subterfuge and foul play. It is a successful design.

The artist Bernie Bragg has signed this poster. Bernie Bragg was a prominent newspaper and movie advertisement illustrator. The Australian War Memorial holds some of his work, including illustrated First World War diaries.