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This Gun for Hire

Rated NR 81 minutes 1942

The movie that made Alan Ladd a star, this 1942 adaptation of the Graham Greene thriller pits paid gunman Ladd against the mobster who double-crosses him, with Veronica Lake as the girl next door. Frank Tuttle directed; with Robert Preston and Laird Cregar.

Film Credits

Director: Frank Tuttle

Writer: Albert Maltz and W.R. Burnett

Producer: Richard Blumenthal

Cast: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Tully Marshall, Mikhail Rasumny, Marc Lawrence, Pamela Blake, Harry Shannon, Frank Ferguson, Bernadene Hayes, Jim Farley, Virita Campbell, Olin Howlin, Roger Imhof, Victor Kilian, Emmett Vogan, Chester Clute, Charles Arnt, Virginia Farmer, Clem Bevans, Harry Hayden and Yvonne De Carlo

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