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The Sellout (1952)

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Big-city newspaper Editor Haven D. Allridge starts a crusade to smash corrupt small-town sheriff Burke. After Allridge is suddenly intimidated into silence, state's attorney Chick Johnson ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Haven D. Allridge
John Hodiak ...
Charles 'Chick' Johnson
Audrey Totter ...
Cleo Bethel
Paula Raymond ...
Peggy Stauton
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Sherrif Kellwin C. 'Casey' Burke
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Randolph 'Randy' Stauton
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Capt. Buck Maxwell
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Nelson S. Tarsson
Jonathan Cott ...
Deputy Edward 'Ned' Grayton
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Bennie Amboy
Hugh Sanders ...
Judge Neeler
Griff Barnett ...
Atty. General J. R. Morrison
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Elk M. Ludens
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Wilfred Jackson
Roy Engel ...
Sam F. Slaper
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Big-city newspaper Editor Haven D. Allridge starts a crusade to smash corrupt small-town sheriff Burke. After Allridge is suddenly intimidated into silence, state's attorney Chick Johnson continues the fight for right. He discovers that the sheriff is keeping Allridge quiet by threatening to reveal the criminal activities of Allridges son-in-law Randy Stanton. Written by Christof Roscher

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How much does it take for a Woman to Sellout her Man?

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18 February 1953 (France)  »

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Final film of Richard Cramer, whose career started back in the days of silent films. See more »

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The opening credits all appear on newspapers which have just been dumped from a truck and are ready for delivery. The title appears as if it were a newspaper headline. See more »

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You Can't Do Wrong Doing Right
Written by Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston
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Another Somewhat Bland MGM Effort
21 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MGM Decided late in the Game to start Producing these Types of Street-Level, Contemporary, Crime and Corruption Movies that RKO and WB had been doing quite Effectively for Years. But as was Almost Always the Case, They just didn't have it, in both Style and Tone.

This One is not Pure Film-Noir but does have some of the Elements. The Jail Room and Hideout Scenes are the Best. The Actors do give it some Noir Feel, more than most of the Set-Ups and there is Enough Sleaziness to give the Film Gravitas.

The Final Act Courtroom Scenes pretty much put an End to the Edginess, Concluding with a Straight Forward and Preachy Blandness. Overall worth a View for the Better Parts but Pales in Comparison to the more Hard-Boiled, Gritty Stuff that was Around at the Time.


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