This Gun for Hire

Lover without a heart...killer without a conscience!

Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Sadistic killer-for-hire Raven becomes enraged when his latest job is paid off in marked bills. Vowing to track down his double-crossing boss, nightclub executive Gates, Raven sits beside Gates' lovely new employee, Ellen, on a train out of town. Although Ellen is engaged to marry the police lieutenant who's hunting down Raven, she decides to try and set the misguided hit man straight as he hides from the cops and plots his revenge.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1942-05-13
Run time: 81 minute / 1:21
Budget: $512,423
Revenue: $1,000,000
Director: Frank Tuttle
Writers: Albert Maltz, W.R. Burnett.
Production Company : Paramount
Production Country: United States of America


Veronica Lake
as Ellen Graham
Robert Preston
as Det. Michael Crane
Laird Cregar
as Willard Gates
Alan Ladd
as Philip Raven
Tully Marshall
as Alvin Brewster
Marc Lawrence
as Tommy
Olin Howland
as Blair Fletcher (as Olin Howlin)
Roger Imhof
as Senator Burnett
Pamela Blake
as Annie
Frank Ferguson
as Albert Baker
Victor Kilian
as Drew
Patricia Farr
as Ruby
Harry Shannon
as Steve Finnerty
Charles C. Wilson
as Police Captain
Mikhail Rasumny
as Slukey
Bernadene Hayes
as Albert Baker's Secretary
Mary Davenport
as Salesgirl
Chester Clute
as Rooming House Manager
Charles Arnt
as Male Dressmaker
Earle S. Dewey
as Mr. Collins (as Earle Dewey)
Clem Bevans
as Scissor Grinder
Lynda Grey
as Gates' Secretary
Virita Campbell
as Little Girl
George Anderson
as Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Don Barclay
as Piano Player (uncredited)
Jack Baxley
as Innocent Dupe (uncredited)
Karin Booth
as Waitress (uncredited)
Harry Brown
as Superintendent (uncredited)
William Cabanne
as Laundry Truck Driver (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler
as Demolition Foreman (uncredited)
Jack Cheatham
as Policeman (uncredited)
Yvonne De Carlo
as Showgirl at Neptune Club (uncredited)
Gordon De Main
as Superintendent (uncredited)
Jim Farley
as Night Watchman (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer
as Maid in Dress Shop (uncredited)
Betty Farrington
as Woman on Bridge (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton
as Policeman (uncredited)
Sam Harris
as Man at Rehearsal (uncredited)
Harry Hayden
as Man in Restaurant Recognizing Gates (uncredited)
Charles Irwin
as Old Irishman (uncredited)
Arthur Loft
as Man who Bumps into Raven (uncredited)
George Magrill
as Policeman (uncredited)
John Marston
as Superintendent (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy
as Detective (uncredited)
Ivan Miller
as Doorman (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore
as Pullman Waiter (uncredited)
Frances Morris
as Receptionist (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley
as Conductor (uncredited)
Sarah Padden
as Mrs. Mason (uncredited)
Lee Prather
as Gateman (uncredited)
Jack Reitzen
as Man at Audition (uncredited)
Cyril Ring
as Neptune Club Waiter (uncredited)
Julian Rivero
as Man with Monkey (uncredited)
Dick Rush
as Lt. Clark (uncredited)
Tim Ryan
as Weems - Guard (uncredited)
John Sheehan
as Keever (uncredited)
Oscar Smith
as Train Porter (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley
as Police Captain at Train Station (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan
as Officer Glennon (uncredited)
Phil Tead
as Machinist (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan
as Police Sgt. Charlie Carlisle (uncredited)
Fred Walburn
as Walt - Newsboy (uncredited)
Richard Webb
as Young Man (uncredited)
Pat West
as Janitor (uncredited)
Gloria Williams
as Woman (uncredited)
Robert Winkler
as Jimmie (uncredited)
Frank Tuttle Director

Graham Greene Novel
Albert Maltz Screenplay
W.R. Burnett Screenplay

Buddy G. DeSylva Executive Producer

David Buttolph Original Music Composer

John F. Seitz Director of Photography

Archie Marshek Editor

Hans Dreier Art Direction
Robert Usher Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Wally Westmore Makeup Department Head
Edith Head Costume Design

Frank Tuttle Additional Writing

Richard Blumenthal Associate Producer

George Templeton Assistant Director

John Cope Sound Recordist
Philip Wisdom Sound Recordist
Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Gordon Jennings Special Effects
William L. Pereira Special Effects
Chuck Hamilton Stunts

Costume & Make-Up
Eugene Joseff Costume Design

George Parrish Orchestrator
Walter Scharf Orchestrator
Leo Shuken Orchestrator
Frank Loesser Songs

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