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Director  Gerald Mayer
Music director  David Buttolph
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Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
Screenplay  Charles Palmer
Country  United States
The Sellout (film) movie poster
Release date  January 25, 1952 (1952-01-25) (USA)
Writer  Charles Palmer, Matthew Rapf (story)
Cast  Walter 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)
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Tagline  How 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.

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Plot

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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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Reception

    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.

    References

    The Sellout (film) Wikipedia
    The Sellout (film) IMDb The Sellout (film) themoviedb.org


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