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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    Although he received fourth billing - after Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, and Laird Cregar - this is the movie that catapulted Alan Ladd to stardom. As Phillip Raven, Ladd portrays a ruthless professional killer whose boss, Willard Gates (Cregar), double crosses Raven by paying him off for his latest hit in marked bills. Once Raven discovers the double cross, he comes gunning for Gates, assisted by nightclub singer Ellen Graham (Lake). This film marks the first screen pairing of Ladd and Lake, a combination that would prove a winner not only in this film, but in a string of successes to follow. Offered here is the rare and seldom seen Style B half sheet for this iconic film; it had foldwear (the foldlines are reinforced on the reverse with rice paper), a piece missing in the top border, tears in the top and bottom borders, and light scuffing in the right side. Minimal restoration has addressed these issues, making this a clean and attractive poster that will surely enhance any collection. Folded, Fine.


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