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Hell Is Sold Out

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Director  Michael Anderson
Genre  Drama
6.2/10 IMDb

Initial release  June 1951
Running time  1h 25m
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Cast  Mai Zetterling (Valerie Martin), Herbert Lom (Dominic Danges), Richard Attenborough (Pierre Bonnet), Hermione Baddeley (Mme. Louise Menstrier), Nicholas Hannen (Fran├žois), Olaf Pooley (Cheri, male secretary)
Writer  Moie Charles, Maurice Dekobra (novel), Guy Morgan, Nick Salamon (adaptation)
Similar movies  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Fault in Our Stars, Manhattan, On the Road, \'71, Moulin Rouge!

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Hell Is Sold Out is a 1951 British drama film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Mai Zetterling, Herbert Lom and Richard Attenborough. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Maurice Dekobra.

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Plot

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The French Resistance novelist Domenic Danges returns unexpectedly to find a Swedish girl Valerie, posing as his widow. She has also published a novel under his name, which is now a bestseller. A love triangle develops when a fellow prisoner falls in love with Valerie. A woman who publishes a book under the name of a man believed to be long dead.

Cast

  • Mai Zetterling as Valerie Martin
  • Herbert Lom as Dominic Danges
  • Richard Attenborough as Pierre Bonnet
  • Hermione Baddeley as Mme. Louise Menstrier
  • Nicholas Hannen as Fran├žois
  • Olaf Pooley as Cheri, male secretary
  • Eric Pohlmann as Louis, the proprietor
  • Kathleen Byron as Arlette de Balzamann
  • Joan Young as Mrs. Gertrude de Montfort Cole
  • Althea Orr as Mrs. Eunice Weinhardt
  • Virginia Bedard as Mrs. Irma Reinhardt
  • Joan Hickson as Hortense, the housekeeper
  • Release

    The film is on Blu-ray. Amazon.com released the film on DVD on 31 August 2010.

    Critical reception

    TV Guide wrote, "despite the portentous title, this is a farce, and a good one at that."

    References

    Hell Is Sold Out Wikipedia


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