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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. Heritage is pleased to present this style B half sheet for this iconic film. Touchup was applied to the folds, small chips in the top and bottom border, Lake's face, and the white lettering at the bottom. A bit of horizontal and vertical creasing is still visible. The result of careful restoration is a highly attractive poster that will surely enhance any collection. Fine on Paper.


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