Film Fantasy Card Game

Issuing Company:
Country of Issue: England
Year of Issue: 1939
Color/B&W: Color
Number of Cards in Set: 45
Card Size: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
Issued as insert with what product: Game

Notes: These have rounded corners like playing cards. These cards show scenes from films. The films are identified on the fronts, but the stars are not identified. The backs have a logo with ARS Gratia Artis written in it. The cards are not numbered.

These cards belong to a game called Film Fantasy, which was issued in England. They came in a playing card box containing 44 cards plus one extra joker card, plus a card containing the rules of the game. There are four cards each for 11 different films. The words "Film Fantasy" are not written on the cards themselves, making identification of this set difficult unless the cards are found with the original box. The films are:

Bridal Suite
Calling Dr. Kildare
Good-Bye Mr. Chips
The Hardys Ride High
Ice Follies of 1939
Idiot's Delight
It's a Wonderful World
The Lambeth Walk
Lucky Night
Tarzan in Exile

The Joker card shows another scene from "Ice Follies of 1939."

Date info: All the movies identified on cards I've seen were released in 1939, so I am placing a date of 1939 on this set.

Below is a checklist with a description of the scene on the cards.

Bridal Suite (Annabella by herself)
Bridal Suite (Robert Young, Annabella - green background)
Bridal Suite (Robert Young talking to a man sitting on exercise equipment)
Bridal Suite (Robert Young with a man and woman playing musical instruments)
Calling Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres on phone)
Calling Dr. Kildare (Lew Ayres sitting at table, woman in red dress and apron standing)
Calling Dr. Kildare (Lionel Barrymore examining woman in blue dress)
Calling Dr. Kildare (Lionel Barrymore examining boy with injured leg)
Good-Bye Mr. Chips (Robert Donat holding pipe)
Good-Bye Mr. Chips (Robert Donat, Greer Garson dancing)
Good-Bye Mr. Chips (Robert Donat teaching in classroom)
Good-Bye Mr. Chips (Greer Garson in blue dress, standing and holding hands with older man in front of house)
The Hardys Ride High (Mickey Rooney standing with "C" on shirt, Lewis Stone sitting)
The Hardys Ride High (Mickey Rooney and girl standing and talking to each other)
The Hardys Ride High (Mickey Rooney and two ladies sitting at dinner table together)
The Hardys Ride High (Mickey Rooney and rest of Hardy family getting off or on a plane)
Ice Follies of 1939 (Joker - clown on horse)
Ice Follies of 1939 (Joan Crawford by herself with green background)
Ice Follies of 1939 (James Stewart, Joan Crawford - Crawford's hands on Stewart's shoulders)
Ice Follies of 1939 (James Stewart standing outside with policeman)
Ice Follies of 1939 (Joan Crawford next to fancy dinner table with other dinner guests)
Idiot's Delight (Clark Gable standing in front of chorus line of girls holding his hat)
Idiot's Delight (Clark Gable standing, Indian with warpaint and headdress in background)
Idiot's Delight (Clark Gable embracing woman in green dress, looking over his shoulder at Norma Shearer in blue outfit)
Idiot's Delight (Norma Shearer sitting, military man standing)
It's a Wonderful World (James Stewart, Claudette Colbert with large globe in front of them)
It's a Wonderful World (James Stewart on hands and knees, Claudette Colbert standing on top of him)
It's a Wonderful World (James Stewart crouching, Claudette Colbert taking off her shoe)
It's a Wonderful World (Group of people standing over bed, man holding a gun)
The Lambeth Walk (Lupino Lane head shot with yellow background)
The Lambeth Walk (Sally Gray by herself in wedding dress)
The Lambeth Walk (Sally Gray standing in long pink dress, Seymour Hicks standing next to her)
The Lambeth Walk (Seymour Hicks standing next to woman in red dress)
Lucky Night (Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor - yellow background)
Lucky Night (Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor gambling)
Lucky Night (Myrna Loy standing next to man with moustache)
Lucky Night (Myrna Loy, Robert Taylor sitting on a park bench at night with policeman standing)
Serenade (Jeanette MacDonald in long blue dress holding hat, Lew Ayres - standing next to tree with pink blossoms)
Serenade (Jeanette MacDonald in green outfit, Lew Ayres in brown suit)
Serenade (Jeanette MacDonald - 2 rows of 4 men with Jeanette MacDonald in the middle)
Serenade (Large group of women in colorful dresses on stage, tall multi-colored curtains hanging behind them)
Tarzan in Exile (Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan - closeup with Weissmuller holding large tree limb, O'Sullivan above him with blue background)
Tarzan in Exile (Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan - long shot with waterfall, trees in background)
Tarzan in Exile (Johnny Weissmuller wearing a suit and sitting with boy)
Tarzan in Exile (Large group of natives standing near huts)

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