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This Gun For Hire

Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven (Alan Ladd) becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates (Laird Cregar), Raven sits beside Gates' lovely new employee, Ellen (Veronica Lake), on a train out of town. Although Ellen is engaged to marry the police lieutenant (Robert Preston) who's hunting down Raven, she decides to try and set the misguided hit man straight as he hides from the cops and plots his revenge.

Release Date

April 24, 1942

Running Time

81 minutes

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Veronica Lake

Veronica Lake

Robert Preston

Robert Preston

Laird Cregar

Laird Cregar

Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd


Director Frank Tuttle

Screenplay "Albert Maltz W.R. Burnett"

Producer "associate Richard Blumenthal"

Cinematography John Seitz

Editing Archie Marshek

Music David Buttolph

Distributor Paramount Pictures

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