Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire

Alan Ladd (1913 - 1964)

Film DeathsEdit

  • This Gun for Hire (1942) [Philip Raven]: Shot in the back by police while trying to escape out the window; he dies shortly afterwards while talking to Veronica Lake.
  • China (1943) [Mr. Jones]: Reportedly killed in combat with Japanese Soldiers. (I haven't seen this movie myself, but got he information from a review).
  • The Great Gatsby (1949) [Jay Gatsby]: Shot in the back by Howard Da Silva whilst relaxing in the swimming pool.
  • Shane (1953) [Shane]: Wounded in a shoot-out with John Dierkes; some viewers have argued that Alan is already dead in the final shot of him riding out on his horse, while others believe that he survived the movie (Even the 1998 film The Negotiator includes a sequence of Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey debating this very point).

Noteworthy connectionsEdit

  • Mr. Sue Carol.
  • Father of Alan Ladd Jr. and David Ladd.
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