Cinema: New Picture, Nov. 11, 1957

Short Cut to Hell (Paramount). He, mechanically: "I'm not a person. I'm a gun . . . It's my trade. My profession. I shoot people." She, tenderly: "There's so much more to you than you'll admit. 1 know it ... Your hands . . . they could be the hands of an artist . . ."

When this sort of thing was offered to U.S. moviegoers in the first film version (1942) of Graham Greene's thriller, This Gun for Hire, many of them were deeply impressed. It was felt that Hollywood had passed a milestone and that He (Alan Ladd) and She...

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