Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Amphitrite, the Sea Goddess

Maré Nostrum ("Our Sea"— the ancient Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea) was a silent film of wartime romance, espionage and retribution, released in February of 1926.

The image below was the advance promotional advertisement that, like so many of the sort, only vaguely hinted at the actual story of German spies and U-boat attacks, choosing instead to showcase Amphitrite, the Sea Goddess (also appearing in the film).

Maré Nostrum — 1925 promotional broadsheet


Kid said...

I'd imagine that the film comes a poor second to the poster as far as still being worth looking at. Hey, Thom - you're pretty ancient, so tell us - was it a good movie? (Heh, heh!)

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Heh,heh, heh, heh, heh,heh . . . OMG . . . I'm having a stroke!

Actually, the movie wasn't too bad, and it only cost a nickel to get in!

Larry MacDougall said...

Any idea who did the poster ? If I had to guess I'd say Willy Pogany but of course that's just a guess - really nice though.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

That's a really good guess, Larry, though I don't know the answer. I'm going to agree with that guess until proven otherwise.