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This Gun for Hire

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Original title
This Gun for Hire
Year
Running time
80 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Albert Maltz, W.R. Burnett (Novel: Graham Greene)
Music
David Buttolph
Cinematography
John F. Seitz (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Film noir. Drama. Thriller
Movie Groups
Graham Greene Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
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.
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