This Gun For Hire (1942)

This Gun For Hire (1942)
This Gun For Hire (1942)
  • NR
  • 1h 17m
  • 1942
Fresh93%
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Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake star in This Gun for Hire, a hard-edged story of love, power and betrayal set in the seamy underworld of the 1940's. Raven (Ladd) is a cold-blooded professional killer who's been double-crossed by his client Willard Gates (Laird Cregar), owner of Nitro Chemical and a suspected traitor by the U.S. government. Ellen (Lake), a beautiful nightclub singer and working undercover is hired by Gates to sing at his club. A twist of events leads Raven and Ellen to join forces and before the case is wrapped up, someone will pay with his life.
© 1942 Paramount Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh93%
Reviews
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Erik McCarthy
Fresh

The film's thrilling bullet-laden finale, fast pace and lovely black-and-white photography more th...

June 21, 2017
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Ken Hanke
Fresh

Catapulted Alan Ladd to stardom, established Ladd and Veronica Lake as a screen team and is just p...

June 22, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

Well acted crime melodrama that catapulted Alan Ladd to major stardom.

June 22, 2017
CinePassion
Fernando F. Croce
Fresh

A great vein of noir tropes, greatly mined

June 21, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Carol Cling
Fresh

Noir favorite; Ladd and Lake are a gangbusters team.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 13, 1942
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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