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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, Late 1940s). First Post-War Release French Affiche (23.5" X 31.5").
    Loosely based on Graham Greene's novel A Gun for Sale, this was one of the first of the great film noirs made during the war, and was the first to star the iconic team of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. Ladd is menacing as a double-crossed hired killer who needs the help of government spy, Lake. As the pair track chemical executive Tully Marshall, and stay one step ahead of hulking henchman Laird Cregar, they learn to trust each other to the point of Ladd sacrificing himself for Lake and the greater good. This was an extremely important role for Alan Ladd, and he received rave reviews which launched him to stardom and a series of top noir roles. This lovely French poster, with art by the great Boris Grinsson, had only touchup to fold wear. The linen has been trimmed to the border, and there is slight toning at the folds. Very Fine on Linen.

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