First Monday Movies - This Gun For Hire - May 3rd

Hit man Philip Raven (Alan Ladd), kills a blackmailer but then gets paid off by traitor Willard Gates in counterfeit money. Meanwhile, nightclub illusionist Ellen Graham (Veronica Lake), girlfriend of the police lieutenant who is after Raven, is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven meets Ellen Graham on his way to Los Angeles to confront Gates for cheating him. Their relationship evolves from that of killer and potential victim to an uneasy alliance against a common enemy. This is the first screen pairing of Ladd and Lake. From the novel by Graham Greene. Directed by Frank Tuttle (1942/80 mins)
Monday, May 3rd @ 6:30 p.m.