This Gun For Hire (1942)

This Gun For Hire (1942)
This Gun For Hire (1942)
  • NR
  • 1h 17m
  • 1942
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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

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Erik McCarthy

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

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

June 22, 2017
Emanuel Levy

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

June 22, 2017
Fernando F. Croce

A great vein of noir tropes, greatly mined

June 21, 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Carol Cling

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
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