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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, R-1945). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    A classic film noir from novel to screenplay,This Gun for Hire hits all of the high points essential for a shady crime thriller, from hardboiled leads to its twisting, multilayered plot. Previously a complete unknown to Hollywood with eight years worth of bit parts and extra credits to his name, Alan Ladd finally caught his big break as author Graham Greene's conflicted assassin Phillip Raven. It was a part that director Frank Tuttle had much difficulty filling up until Ladd's compelling screen test. Despite Robert Preston's top billing, Ladd stole the attention of audiences throughout the film with his gritty performance and undeniable chemistry with the alluring Veronica Lake, and would later replace Preston's above title credit as the true star of the show. This fan favorite noir poster has had light touchup to the folds, with partial touchup applied to pinholes in the corners. Also addressed are tapes stains in the borders. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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