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. W.R. Burnett


  4. Albert Maltz


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

Full Cast & Crew

This Gun for Hire
This Gun for Hire



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 13, 1942


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 21m

Budget $512,423.00

Revenue $1,000,000.00



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