Scarlet street film noir essay

The acting duo of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake was first teamed in the superb early noir thriller This Gun For Hire (1942) (with the tagline: "He's dynamite with a gun or a girl"). From the novel A Gun For Sale by renowned British novelist Graham Greene, the moody noir featured Ladd in a star-making role (his first lead role) as a ruthless, cat-loving, vengeful, unsmiling San Francisco professional hit-man named Raven working for a peppermint-candy loving fat man Willard Gates (Laird Cregar) and his wheelchair-bound Nitro Chemicals executive Alvin Brewster (Tully Marshall) - both double-crossers who were selling secrets to foreign agents (the Japanese). Ladd was paired with popular wartime pinup star Lake as nightclub showgirl singer Ellen Graham, his hostage (and unbeknownst to him working as a federal agent).

An uncompromising subversive remake of Jean Renoir's La Chienne (1931).

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LIFE Film Noir: 75 Years of the Greatest
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
The Art of Noir
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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An uncompromising subversive remake of Jean Renoir's La Chienne (1931).

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Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
The Art of Noir
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