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Alan Ladd: The True Quiet Man (1999)

In the 1942 This Gun For Hire, he was only a supporting actor. But his portrayal of a cold, ruthless killer with a core of gentle sadness had an impact on audiences everywhere. Teamed with ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Anthony Caruso ... Himself
Jeff Corey ... Himself
Edward Dmytryk
Edith Fellows
Mona Freeman ... Himself
Alan Ladd ... Himself (archive footage)
David Ladd ... Producer
Patricia Medina ... Herself
Lizabeth Scott
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In the 1942 This Gun For Hire, he was only a supporting actor. But his portrayal of a cold, ruthless killer with a core of gentle sadness had an impact on audiences everywhere. Teamed with diminutive Veronica Lake, he became an immediately saleable commodity, and in the process helped launch the age of film noir. By 1954, Photoplay Magazine voted him the world's most popular male film star; his fellow award-winner was Marilyn Monroe. But Alan Ladd's fabulous success already contained within it the mechanism to self-destruct. A deprived childhood and a family tragedy that marked his young manhood, these would exact their toll. Dogged by a sense of inadequacy over his only average stature, Ladd suffered keenly from cruel jests about co-stars being compelled to stand in ditches. Despite the ardent support of his ever present agent/wife and the genuine affection of film crews and co-actors alike, these inner wounds remained. And though in the end his inner demons would destroy him, Alan ... Written by Zara Janson

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USA

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Release Date:

4 March 1999 (USA) See more »

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$550,000 (estimated)
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Wombat Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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