Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is seminal film noir, as a hit-man named Raven (Alan Ladd) is bent on revenge against a man who paid him in hot cash for a job he did. Along the way, he meets Ellen (Veronica Lake) who forms an uneasy alliance with him. Ladd, as the cruel protagonist, received fourth billing on the film, but was the true star of the picture. For Lake, this was the second film she made sporting her "peek-a-boo" hairstyle which soon became her trademark. This Gun for Hire was also the first pairing of Ladd and Lake, a duo that would become icons of the film noir genre. The one sheet for this film is considered one of the most important, best graphically designed, posters of the entire hobby. There are pinholes in the corners, minor edge wear with a small chip in the left border, pinpoint crossfold separations, light fold wear and small bends in the corners. Very Fine.

    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 6,382

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 21 - 22 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #161942 spotlights


    Christmas in Connecticut (Warner Brothers, 1945). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. Insert
    BID NOW


    Ziegfeld Girl (MGM, 1941). Rolled, Fine/Very Fine. Insert
    BID NOW


    I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (American International, 1957). Folded, Fine/Very Fine. One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Popeye in Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (Paramount, 1939). Very Fine- on Chartex. Swedish One Sheet
    BID NOW


    Creature from the Black Lagoon (Universal International, 1954). Folded, Very Fine. Belgian (14.5" X 25")
    BID NOW


    Twelve O'Clock High (20th Century Fox, 1949). Folded, Fine+. Six Sheet
    BID NOW


    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). Fine/Very Fine. Lobby Card
    BID NOW


    Crak! by Roy Lichtenstein (1964). Very Fine- on Linen. Signed and Numbered Print
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 July 27 - 28 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 July 27 - 28 Movie Posters Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,972,016
    Sunday Internet Movie Poster Auction
    Sunday Movie Posters Weekly Online Auction
    REALIZED $53,295.60