This Gun for Hire | Chicago Reader

This Gun for Hire

The movie that made Alan Ladd a star, this 1942 adaptation of the Graham Greene thriller pits paid gunman Ladd against the mobster who double-crosses him, with Veronica Lake as the girl next door. Frank Tuttle directed; with Robert Preston and Laird Cregar.



  • Frank Tuttle


  • Alan Ladd
  • Veronica Lake
  • Robert Preston
  • Laird Cregar
  • Tully Marshall
  • Mikhail Rasumny
  • Marc Lawrence
  • Pamela Blake
  • Harry Shannon
  • Frank Ferguson
  • Bernadene Hayes
  • Jim Farley
  • Virita Campbell
  • Olin Howlin
  • Roger Imhof
  • Victor Kilian
  • Emmett Vogan
  • Chester Clute
  • Charles Arnt
  • Virginia Farmer
  • Clem Bevans
  • Harry Hayden
  • Yvonne De Carlo


  • Albert Maltz
  • W.R. Burnett


  • Richard Blumenthal

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