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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). French Affiche (23.5" X 31.5").
    Loosely based on Graham Greene's novel A Gun for Sale, this was one of the first of the great film noirs made during the war, and was the first to star the iconic team of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Ladd is menacing as a double-crossed hired killer who needs the help of government spy, Lake. As the pair track chemical executive Tully Marshall, and stay one step ahead of hulking henchman Laird Cregar, they learn to trust each other to the point of Ladd sacrificing himself for Lake and the greater good. This was an extremely important role for Alan Ladd, and he received rave reviews which launched him to stardom and a series of top noir roles. This lovely French poster, with art by the great Boris Grinsson, had only the most minor edge wear with a tiny chip from the tip of the corner on the lower left and right. There was a small tear in the middle horizontal fold just within the art at the right border. The poster has been conserved on linen and now appears immaculate. Very Fine on Linen.


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