GenreCrime, Drama ScreenplayCharles Palmer CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 25, 1952 (1952-01-25) (USA) WriterCharles Palmer, Matthew Rapf (story) CastWalter Pidgeon (Haven D. Allridge), John Hodiak (Charles 'Chick' Johnson), Audrey Totter (Cleo Bethel), Paula Raymond (Peggy Stauton), Thomas Gomez (Sherrif Kellwin C. 'Casey' Burke), Cameron Mitchell (Randloph 'Randy' Stauton) Similar moviesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Zodiac, Rising Sun, RoboCop, Let's Be Cops, The Shawshank Redemption
TaglineHow much does it take for a Woman to Sellout her Man?
The sellout original theatrical trailer
The Sellout is a 1952 American film noir directed by Gerald Mayer and starring Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Audrey Totter and Paula Raymond.
Big-city newspaper editor Haven D. Allridge (Pidgeon) starts a crusade against corrupt small-town sheriff Burke (Gomez) after he gets a first-hand taste of Burke's version of justice. Although Burke blackmails Allridge into silence using the misdeeds of Allridge's son-in-law, county prosecutor Randy Stauton (Mitchell), state attorney Chick Johnson (Hodiak) continues the fight.
Walter Pidgeon as Haven D. Allridge
John Hodiak as Chick Johnson
Audrey Totter as Cleo Bethel
Paula Raymond as Peggy Stauton
Thomas Gomez as Kellwin C. Burke
Cameron Mitchell as Randy Stauton
Karl Malden as Captain Buck Maxwell
Everett Sloane as Nelson S. Tarsson
Jonathan Cott as Ned Grayton
Frank Cady as Bennie Amboy
Hugh Sanders as Judge Neeler
Griff Barnett as Attorney General Morrisson
Burt Mustin as Elk M. Ludens
Whit Bissell as Wilfred Jackson
Roy Engel as Sam F. Slaper
According to MGM records the film made $434,000 in the US and Canada and $211,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $227,000.