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This Gun for Hire (1942) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Frank Tuttle and produced by Richard Blumenthal.

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This Gun for Hire (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 9, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake found themselves partnered together on numerous occasions partially out of convenience (at 5’6 and 4’11 they were a perfect height match) but also there’s a genuine chemistry between them. And it all came into being with This Gun for Hire an economical f... Read full article


This Gun for Hire (1942)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 9, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake found themselves partnered together on numerous occasions partially out of convenience (at 5’6 and 4’11 they were a perfect height match) but also there’s a genuine chemistry between them. And it all came into being with This Gun for Hire an economical f... Read full article


This Gun For Hire: One of the Great Film Noirs in American Cinema

By Rick29 on Jan 25, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Alan Ladd in his star-making role. This practically perfect early noir has a strong reputation and yet, while researching for this review, I was left with the feeling that it's underrated. The prestigious British Film Institute doesn't even include This Gun for Hire (1942) in its list of "10 Great ... Read full article


Style Essentials--Veronica Lake Meets Alan Ladd + Iconic Style in 1942's THIS GUN FOR HIRE

on Nov 4, 2014 From GlamAmor

As most know, I am an enormous fan of film noir, particularly those that premiered in the 1940s, and have written about many of them on GlamAmor. It seems appropriate, then, that I have been asked to speak on this very subject at the Skirball Cultural Center on December 7th as part of their extensi... Read full article


This Gun for Hire (1942) (3)

By Beatrice on Jun 17, 2013 From Flickers in Time

This Gun for Hire Directed by Frank Tuttle 1942/USA Paramount Pictures First viewing Alan Ladd’s screen magnetism made him a star his first time out in this sometimes hokey but enjoyable early noir. ?The film also was the first in a series pairing Ladd with co-star Veronica Lake. I honestly ... Read full article


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Willard Gates: Don't you trust me?
Philip Raven: Who trusts anybody?


Philip Raven: You are trying to make me go soft. Well, you can save it. I don't go soft for anybody.


Willard Gates: Such a lovely body. It's revolting.


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Dickie Jones (Raven as a Boy) and Hermine Sterler (Raven's Aunt) are listed in studio records as members of the cast, but those scenes were cut before the film's release. Studio records also indicate a running time of about 93 minutes, indicating about 12 minutes were eventually cut from the film.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJanuary 25, 1943 with Laird Cregar reprising his film role.
Although the original book was published in the UK with the title "A Gun for Sale" in 1936, it was published in the US with the title "This Gun for Hire" also in 1936.
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