Saturday, June 24, 2017

Alan Ladd Movie

This Gun for Hire.

I got it more to see Veronica Lake in something. But Alan Ladd is in it as "Introducing..." at the tail of the credits. He was really the star and I think this was his first lead. He plays a Tough hired to rub out folks. Shoot first type. Lake is a lounge act. They both get caught up in a case of Jap espionage and are after the spy for different reasons.

Alan Ladd's weapons are a pair of Colt Pocket Hammerlesses he keeps in either a leather briefcase or the pockets of his overcoat.

Doesn't he know that is against the law? Even in 1942 San Francisco and LA. So is rubbing out blackmailer and cops that get in your way. Alan Ladd plays a hood, but not the actual heel of the movie. 

This movie is hard on cats.  I don't recommend it for cat lovers.

1 comment:

Glenn B said...

They do not come much prettier than was Veronica Lake.