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    This Gun For Hire (Paramount, 1942). Insert (14" X 36"). This is one of the seminal film noir classics. It concerns a hitman named Raven, bent on revenge against a man who paid him in hot cash for a job. Along the way, he meets Ellen (Veronica Lake) who forms an uneasy alliance with him. Alan 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 true icons of film noir. This insert was paper backed to repair a tear that goes through the lapels in Laird Cregar's jacket. There has been minimal color touch-up to the fold lines, the yellow background around the title and some airbrushing in the bottom border. The pink area around the bottom credits has had some light airbrush work as well. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.

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