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This Gun for Hire (1942)

Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (who's after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of killer and potential victim to an uneasy alliance against a common enemy.
Genres:  CrimeDramaFilm-NoirThriller
Actors:  Alan LaddVeronica LakeRobert Preston
Directors:  Frank Tuttle
Countries:  USA
Writers:  Albert MaltzW.R. Burnett
Runtime: 1h 21min
Release: 19 September 1942
IMDb: 7.5

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