The Mexican lobby card for Hell's Headquarters (1932). Lots of color, violence, and, of course, the requisite semi-clothed female victim to spice things up. But only on the lobby card. I don't think the movie is as exciting.
This Mexican lobby card for La Selva Perdida certainly conveys a strong sense of danger. I like the understated gorilla lurking in the background. It's not a jungle movie without gorillas lurking about, ready to steal away any unfortunate woman they find alone.
Here's what grabbed my attention to this Mexican lobby card for Mercenarios De Las Llamas: the inset scene. Take a wild guess as to where THAT scene is from. It certainly isn't from this movie. Here's a hint: it's a classic science fiction movie.
This Mexican lobby card for The Planet of Female Invaders (1966) is so pulp science fiction 60s. The women aren't dressed well for inter-planetary travel, and those helmet-hats they're wearing are pretty wild.
The usual elements of exploitative promotion are here: cowering, partially undressed female and a weapon held in an attacking posture. But due to an imbalance in the illustration, the ho-hum left side of this Mexican lobby card for Venganza Apache greatly lessens the impact of the more aggressive right half of the card. Also the proportions on all elements in the illustration aren't well thought out: one giant guy, three little heads, and a doll-sized woman. I hope the movie has more action than this lobby card and better thematic sense.
Another visually charged Mexican lobby card, this time for the thriller En Carne Propia. Note the fearful female huddled against the unperturbed male, and the blood dripping down across the newsprint. I can't make out what the shadowy figures are in the top middle of the card. I'm open to suggestions.