Based on Graham Greene's "A Gun for Sale", THIS GUN FOR HIRE was directed by Frank Tuttle in 1942.
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Philip Raven is a hitman hired by Willard Gates to kill a blackmailer. Gates pays Raven with marked $10 bills hoping that the killer will soon be caught. Raven manages to escape the police and takes the train to L.A. in order to take revenge on Gates. During the journey, Raven meets Ellen Graham, a singer who's been just engaged by Gates to perform in his night-club.
Ellen Graham is in fact working for the Senator Burnett who suspects Gates to be a traitor. Ellen will persuade Raven to help her prove that Alvin Brewster, the boss of the Nitro company and Gates's employer, is actually selling poison gas to the Japanese. Won over by Ellen's patriotism, Raven promises to the young woman that he'll try to obtain a written confession of Gates and Brewster before thinking about his own wish for revenge.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler