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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). 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, complete with hardboiled leads, twisting plotlines, and a drop-dead gorgeous dame. Previously a total unknown to Hollywood with eight years 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. Despite Robert Preston's top billing, Ladd stole the attention of audiences with his gritty performance and undeniable chemistry with the alluring Veronica Lake. In fact, he proved to be so popular that he would later replace Preston's top billing in the 1945 reissue of the title, taking his spot as the true star of the show. Lake is as sultry as ever on this highly coveted one sheet, with a gun-toting Robert Preston heightening the moody atmosphere. Boasting crisp and bright colors, this one sheet looks beautiful after correcting mild fold wear, minor chips in the corners and upper border, and small bits of paper loss in the lower folds. There were pinholes in the borders, with a few in the image area, and the poster once had writing bleedthrough in the title that has been skillfully restored and rendered unnoticeable. The borders and upper header have been airbrushed, rounding out the excellent conservation of this classic piece. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


    Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000.

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