April 1942: This Gun For Hire



















Yay! A real noir thriller!

Alan Ladd’s great as the taciturn assassin. I don’t think I’ve seen many movies with Veronica Lake, and she’s definitely of the “I’m standing here waiting until the other person finishes their line so that I can say my line” school of acting, but she’s fun. She’s certainly a better actor than some of the other characters in this movie.

The plot of the film is a literally literally in-credible series of koinkidinks, but hey, who cares. It’s kinda perfect anyway.

This Gun For Hire. Frank Tuttle. 1942.

Popular movies in April 1942 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
6387 7.5 This Gun for Hire
1763 7.4 Larceny, Inc.
928 7.2 My Favorite Blonde
18263 7.2 Saboteur
1425 7.1 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
519 6.9 Kid Glove Killer
991 6.9 Moontide
295 6.7 The Man Who Wouldn’t Die
909 6.6 Rio Rita
310 6.6 Alias Boston Blackie

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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