“The Important Man” Movie Poster
Original studio stamped The Important Man (1961) movie poster. Plot: Starring a greedy, stupid, superficial, vain, contemptible Mexican peasant (Toshiro Mifune) whose burning ambition is to be chosen the “mayordomo,” the head man, of the annual festival of the village in which he lives. He treats his poor wife with sheer brutality, intimidates his kids, bullies the local harlot and toadies shamelessly to the village men. He finally sells his illegitimate grandchild to the rich landowner whose son is father to the child, and then uses the money to buy the privilege of being the “mayordomo” and thus commanding respect. Now that he is an “important man” will he change his ways or continue to disrespect the village?
Measurements: 27″W X 41″H