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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B.
    This is seminal film noir, as a hit-man named Raven (Alan Ladd) is bent on revenge against a man who paid him in hot cash for a job he did. Along the way, he meets Ellen (Veronica Lake) who forms an uneasy alliance with him. 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. The film was also the first pairing of Ladd and Lake, a duo that would become icons of the film noir genre. Touchup was applied to the folds, small chips in the top and bottom border, Lake's face, and the white lettering at the bottom. There has been some color enhancement to the poster. 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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