Available to Rent or Buy on Apple iTunes

Available to Rent or Buy

Watch Now

This Gun for Hire (1942)

9 05/13/1942 (US) CrimeDramaMysteryThriller 1h 21m

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


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.

  1. Frank Tuttle


  2. Graham Greene


  3. Albert Maltz


  4. W.R. Burnett


Top Billed Cast

  1. Veronica Lake

    Veronica Lake

    Ellen Graham

  2. Robert Preston

    Robert Preston

    Det. Michael Crane

  3. Laird Cregar

    Laird Cregar

    Willard Gates

  4. Alan Ladd

    Alan Ladd

    Philip Raven

  5. Tully Marshall

    Tully Marshall

    Alvin Brewster

  6. Marc Lawrence

    Marc Lawrence


  7. Olin Howland

    Olin Howland

    Blair Fletcher (as Olin Howlin)

  8. Roger Imhof

    Roger Imhof

    Senator Burnett

  9. Pamela Blake

    Pamela Blake


  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

This Gun for Hire
This Gun for Hire

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $512,423.00

Revenue $1,000,000.00


Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?