This Gun for Hire

This Gun for Hire (1942)

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

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1942-04-24
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 133 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 21min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Frank Tuttle
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Sadistic killer-for-hire Philip 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.

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  • Veronica Lake

    as Ellen Graham
  • Alan Ladd

    as Philip Raven
  • Robert Preston

    as Det. Michael Crane
  • Laird Cregar

    as Willard Gates
  • Tully Marshall

    as Alvin Brewster
  • Marc Lawrence

    as Tommy
  • Olin Howland

    as Blair Fletcher
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ernest Baskett

    as Porter (uncredited)
  • Kenneth Chryst

    as Workman (uncredited)
  • Harry Harvey

    as Passenger (uncredited)
  • Joan Evans

    as Saleslady's Mother
  • Louise La Planche

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Lora Lee

    as Girl in Car (uncredited)
  • Patsy Mace

    as Young Girl in Reception Room (uncredited)
  • Reed Porter

    as Workman (uncredited)
  • Alan Speer

    as Frog (uncredited)
Editing Archie Marshek Editor
Sound Walter Scharf Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Department Head
Camera John F. Seitz Director of Photography
Art Hans Dreier Art Direction
Sound John Cope Sound Recordist
Crew Gordon Jennings Special Effects
Production Buddy G. DeSylva Executive Producer
Writing Graham Greene Novel
Sound David Buttolph Original Music Composer
Sound Leo Shuken Orchestrator
Sound George Parrish Orchestrator
Sound Frank Loesser Songs
Writing Albert Maltz Screenplay
Directing Frank Tuttle Director
Crew Frank Tuttle Additional Writing
Writing W.R. Burnett Screenplay
Art Robert Usher Art Direction
Crew William L. Pereira Special Effects
Directing George Templeton Assistant Director
Production Richard Blumenthal Associate Producer
Crew Farciot Edouart Special Effects
Crew Jack Baxley Stunts
Sound Philip Wisdom Sound Recordist
Camera Mal Bulloch Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Eugene Joseff Other
Art Lynd Ward Production Design
Sound Jacques Press Songs
Production Teet Carle Publicist
Crew Marian Chavez Technical Advisor
Crew Jimmy Grippo Technical Advisor
Crew Frank Herman Technical Advisor