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In his first major film role, Ladd plays a hired gun seeking retribution from a client who betrays him. Preston is the cop pursuing him and hostage Lake. Ladd's performance as the cold-blooded killer with a soft spot for cats is stunning; his train-yard scene is an emotional powerhouse. Based on Graham Greene's novel "A Gun for Sale." Remade as "Short Cut to Hell." The first of several films using the Ladd-Lake team, but the only one in which Ladd played a villain.

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Available on Running time 81 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screen Teams: Ladd & Lake, Film Noir, Hit Men/Women, Books to Film: Graham Greene, Revenge, Hostage!, Betrayal
Screenplay
Albert (John B. Sherry) Maltz, W.R. Burnett
Cast
Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar, Tully Marshall, Marc Lawrence, Yvonne De Carlo
Cinematography
John Seitz
Director
Frank Tuttle
Music
David Buttolph
Producer
Richard M. Blumenthal, Paramount Pictures

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