This Gun for Hire, the Movie

1942

gun-for-hireDirector:
Frank Tuttle

Screenplay:
W. R. Burnett and Albert Maltz

Cast:
Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, and Robert Preston

Overview:
The movie that made Ladd and Lake a popular movie team. He’s a brutal, cold-blooded hit man and she’s his prisoner, a sultry singer who knows how to listen. Ladd’s mission is to take out a man who’s double-crossed him. A good example of Forties noir.
Remade in 1957 as Short Cut To Hell, and as a 1991 cable television movie. Based on a novel by Graham Greene.

Rating:

Format: VHS

 

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