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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). Post-War Belgian (14.25" X 18.25"). Very loosely based on Graham Greene's novel published in 1938, this was one of the first of the great film noirs made during the war, and was the first to star the hit team of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. They were cast together for the first time in this wonderful film noir about a hit man out to kill a man that paid him in stolen money. The picture was not released in Belgium until after World War II. By that time, Lake and Ladd were a team and the billing on this poster reflects that. In the original release from 1942, Ladd received fourth billing. This poster has some minor repair to some tiny tears in the borders and some handling wear. The poster has had the top imprint area trimmed. This is a beautiful but alternate rendering of the American one sheet art. Fine + on Linen.

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