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This Gun for Hire (1942)

81 min - Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller - 13 May 1942
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Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (who's after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of killer and potential victim to an uneasy alliance against a common enemy.

Director:  Frank Tuttle
Stars:  Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Alan Ladd, Tully Marshall, Marc Lawrence, Olin Howland, Roger Imhof, Pamela Blake, Frank Ferguson, Victor Kilian, Patricia Farr, Harry Shannon, Charles C. Wilson, Mikhail Rasumny, Bernadene Hayes, Mary Davenport, Chester Clute, Charles Arnt, Earle S. Dewey, Clem Bevans, Lynda Grey, George Anderson, Don Barclay, Jack Baxley, Karin Booth, Harry Brown, William Cabanne, Eddy Chandler, Jack Cheatham, Yvonne De Carlo, Gordon De Main, Jim Farley, Virginia Farmer, Betty Farrington, Chuck Hamilton, Sam Harris, Harry Hayden, Charles Irwin, Arthur Loft, George Magrill, John Marston, Charles McMurphy, Ivan Miller, Charles R. Moore, Frances Morris, Pat O'Malley, Sarah Padden, Lee Prather, Jack Reitzen, Cyril Ring, Julian Rivero, Dick Rush, Tim Ryan, John Sheehan, Oscar Smith, Edwin Stanley, Elliott Sullivan, Phil Tead, Emmett Vogan, Fred Walburn, Richard Webb, Pat West, Gloria Williams, Robert Winkler

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Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (who's after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of killer and potential victim to an uneasy alliance against a common enemy.



Tagline: Lover without a heart...killer without a conscience!

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Language:  English
Release Date:  13 May 1942

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Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

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Runtime:  1 h 21 min

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