This Gun for Hire

USA | 1947 | 81 minutes | Frank Tuttle

July 23, 2016

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Noir City
Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake shine in this seminal revenge film, based on the Graham Greene novel. After being paid off in marked bills, hit-man Raven (Ladd) vows vengeance on his two-faced boss, a nightclub promoter and fifth columnist. Raven soon meets the beautiful Ellen (Lake), a magician/chanteuse and fiancée of the pursuing police lieutenant—and that’s when things get complicated.

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  • Director: Frank Tuttle
  • Principal Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1947
  • Running Time: 81 minutes