|American movie actor
American actor who entertained stage, screen and television audiences for over 50 years. Prior to his career in entertainment, Palance was a prize winning professional boxer and served as a bomber during World War II for the United States Army Air Forces. Nominated for three Academy Awards, he would eventually in 1991 for the role of "Curly" in "City Slickers." Palance made headlines during his Academy Award acceptance for displaying how physically fit he was by dropping to the floor and performing one-handed push-ups at the age of 73.
Attack! is a 1956 American war film starring Jack Palance, Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin, William Smithers, Robert Strauss, Richard Jaeckel, Buddy Ebsen and Peter van Eyck. It was directed by Robert Aldrich. Described as "A cynical and grim account of war," the film is set in the latter stages of World War II and tells the story of a front line combat unit led by a cowardly captain clearly out of his depth and a tougher subordinate who threatens to do away with him.
This poster measures 33" x 27" framed. It features an illustration of Jack Palance and Eddie Albert surrounded by text that reads, "The Story That Every Soldier Knew...But None Would Dare Tell!" and "Marching with the handful of great battle pictures...no "phony" glory, no candy-coated sentiment-but the raw naked guts of war grinding at you head-on like a ten-ton tank!" The stars and co-stars are printed under the illustration along with a logo for the movie. An additional line of text is printed below the logo that reads,"...the story of the flash-fused, fouled-up company the army called "Fragile Fox"!
Obtained in person by Tom Lingenfelter, president of Heritage Collectors' Society, the poster is copyrighted 1956 and number 56 of 464 that were issued. It is boldly signed in the top left corner, "Jack Palance." Not known for attaching his autograph to many items, this is the only known poster of this movie to have been personally signed by Palance.