Thou Shalt Not Steal

The night-time setting of this poster is striking with the main image of a well-dressed man holding a woman's neckerchief and threatening her with a gun. A mansion and jewellry box appear at the bottom.
Title:
Thou Shalt Not Steal
NFSA ID:
1499915
Year:
1929
Category:
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The Richardson Studio produced this poster promoting the UFA production, Thou Shalt not Steal (original German title: Du Sollst Nicht Stehlen). The night-time setting of this poster is striking with the main image effectively illustrating the somewhat corny tagline: ‘SHE planned to steal his jewels - HE planned to steal her love’. The diagonal text of the film’s title and the raking spotlight add dramatic flourishes to a well-considered composition.

This is one of two Cinema Art posters in the NFSA’s collection featuring Lilian Harvey, both of which were produced in 1929.