This Gun For Hire

Guns for Hire?

I’m a great pulp fiction/Noir fan, but I’d never heard of This Gun For Hire, because it sounded like an ad for a hitman. The original title of the novel by Graham Greene that inspired the film, published before World War Two, was A Gun for Sale. The revised title certainly got my attention. A title has to be catchy and should  encapsulate the essential theme or point of the story. In this case, it sounds like it’s about a man who advertises his availability as a hitman.

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