The Sellout

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  • Genre(s): Crime Drama
  • Release year: 1952
  • Running time: 83 min
Respected newspaperman Haven D. Allridge (Walter Pidgeon) goes after the vicious petty Napoleon who holds a small town in his corrupt grasp. In the midst of his campaign to expose the crook, Allridge suddenly skips town. Is he a sellout, or has his... read more

Respected newspaperman Haven D. Allridge (Walter Pidgeon) goes after the vicious petty Napoleon who holds a small town in his corrupt grasp. In the midst of his campaign to expose the crook, Allridge suddenly skips town. Is he a sellout, or has his crusade led him into a sinister trap? This bare-knuckle crime drama features a superb in-the-know and in-the-noir cast that includes John Hodiak, Karl Malden, Cameron Mitchell, Everett Sloane, Thomas Gomez, and as a sloe-eyed chantootsie who ends up battered and behind bars, film noir icon Audrey Totter. Like the honest newshounds and lawmen who inhabit it, The Sellout doesn’t miss a thing: the film ends with a nifty courtroom-thriller sequence.

Original Release

05/30/1952

US Release

05/30/1952

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Cast

Walter Pidgeon Haven D. Allridge
John Hodiak Chick Johnson / Charles 'Chick' Johnson
Audrey Totter Cleo Bethel
Paula Raymond Peggy Stauton
Thomas Gomez Kellwin C. Burke / Sherrif Kellwin C. 'Casey' Burke
Cameron Mitchell Randy Stauton / Randloph 'Randy' Stauton
Karl Malden Capt. Buck Maxwell
Everett Sloane Nelson S. Tarsson
Jonathan Cott Ned Grayton / Deputy Edward 'Ned' Grayton
Frank Cady Bennie Amboy
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Directors

Gerald Mayer

Writers

Charles Palmer, Matthew Rapf

Cast

Walter Pidgeon Haven D. Allridge
John Hodiak Chick Johnson / Charles 'Chick' Johnson
Audrey Totter Cleo Bethel
Paula Raymond Peggy Stauton
Thomas Gomez Kellwin C. Burke / Sherrif Kellwin C. 'Casey' Burke
Cameron Mitchell Randy Stauton / Randloph 'Randy' Stauton
Karl Malden Capt. Buck Maxwell
Everett Sloane Nelson S. Tarsson
Jonathan Cott Ned Grayton / Deputy Edward 'Ned' Grayton
Frank Cady Bennie Amboy
Hugh Sanders Judge Neeler
Griff Barnett J.R. Morrison / Atty. General J. R. Morrison
Burt Mustin Elk M. Ludens
Whit Bissell Wilfred Jackson
Roy Engel Sam F. Slaper
Jeff Richards Walter O. Hickby
Vernon Rich Court Clerk
Robert R. Stephenson Bailiff
Cy Stevens Court Stenographer
Benny Rubin Smoke Shop Proprietor

Producers

Editors

George White

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