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Hell Is Sold Out (1951)

| Drama | 1952 (USA)
A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Lom", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real "Lom" turns up & meets the new authoress using his name.

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Valerie Martin
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Dominic Danges
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Pierre Bonnet
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Mme. Louise Menstrier
Nicholas Hannen ...
François
Olaf Pooley ...
Cheri, male secretary
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Louis, the proprietor
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Arlette de Balzamann
Joan Young ...
Mrs. Gertrude de Montfort Cole
Althea Orr ...
Mrs. Eunice Weinhardt
Virginia Bedard ...
Mrs. Irma Reinhardt
Joan Hickson ...
John Penrose ...
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Geoffrey Toone ...
Swedish Consulate Clerk
Mara Lane ...
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A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Lom", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real "Lom" turns up & meets the new authoress using his name. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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postwar problems
16 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

One of those films that dealt - perhaps neither deliberately nor directly - with sorting out the muddle of war, and so a very distant relation of The Return of Martin Guerre as much as The Captive Heart. It was Lom's attempt at playing a romantic hero, and it didn't come off; he's too saturnine and grumpy. But artistically this has an upside, as it leaves us unsure whether the heroine will go for him or the more puppy-like, and more British, Attenborough. Alas, it all needs the Lubitsch touch, or at least the Michael Powell one; instead, it's wobbly in tone, shuffling between romance, comedy, farce and the odd echo of the war (Attenborough has blackouts caused by shrapnel in his head), along with some lame satire of Americans. It isn't bad - and it looks great, with high-contrast mono photography - but it isn't very good either.


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