When I go on my noir film binges-- I have done this for the last month--Laird Cregar has been in three in a row! I Wake Up Screaming, This Gun for Hire, Hangover Square. Sure enough, he is this huge cult figure in Noir film history. He plays an awesome character- creepy as hell in This Gun for Hire.--(Which I am dying to ask an expert, did this influence Le Samourai)? I Wake Up Screaming turns out to be a proto-noir film according to Eddie Muller, who did the commentary track. (I am going to buy his book this time.) And Hangover Square I just got today in the mail.