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The Sellout (1952)

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83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

During the 1950s, a small-town newspaper editor and a state assistant attorney-general fight corrupt local officials from one rotten county.
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Writers
Charles Palmer (screenplay) | Matthew Rapf (story)
Cinematographer
Paul Vogel (as Paul C. Vogel)
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Release date
May 30, 1952 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Walter Pidgeon
Haven D. Allridge Haven D. Allridge   See fewer
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John Hodiak
Chick Johnson Chick Johnson   See fewer
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Audrey Totter
Cleo Bethel Cleo Bethel   See fewer
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Paula Raymond
Peggy Stauton Peggy Stauton   See fewer
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Thomas Gomez
Kellwin C. Burke Kellwin C. Burke   See fewer
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Cameron Mitchell
Randy Stauton Randy Stauton   See fewer
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Karl Malden
Capt. Buck Maxwell Capt. Buck Maxwell   See fewer
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Everett Sloane
Nelson S. Tarsson Nelson S. Tarsson   See fewer
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Jonathan Cott
Ned Grayton Ned Grayton   See fewer
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Frank Cady
Bennie Amboy Bennie Amboy   See fewer
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Hugh Sanders
Judge Neeler Judge Neeler   See fewer
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Griff Barnett
J.R. Morrison J.R. Morrison   See fewer
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Burt Mustin
Elk M. Ludens Elk M. Ludens   See fewer
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Whit Bissell
Wilfred Jackson Wilfred Jackson   See fewer
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Roy Engel
Sam F. Slaper Sam F. Slaper   See fewer
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Jeff Richards
Walter O. Hickby Walter O. Hickby   See fewer
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Vernon Rich
Court Clerk Court Clerk   See fewer
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Robert R. Stephenson
Bailiff (as Bob Stephenson) Bailiff (as Bob Stephenson)   See fewer
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Cy Stevens
Court Stenographer Court Stenographer   See fewer
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Benny Rubin
Smoke Shop Proprietor (scenes deleted) Smoke Shop Proprietor (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Nadine Ashdown
Marcia (uncredited) Marcia (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Brand
Bit Role (uncredited) Bit Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Butler
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Clark
Andy - Police Chief (uncredited) Andy - Police Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Amboy's Customer (uncredited) Amboy's Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Cramer
The Jailer (uncredited) The Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daly
Customer (uncredited) Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Damler
Cannell (uncredited) Cannell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frankie Darro
Little Jake (uncredited) Little Jake (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dierkes
Big Jake (uncredited) Big Jake (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Foulk
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Graham
Police Desk Clerk (uncredited) Police Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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William E. Green
Walt - the Mayor (uncredited) Walt - the Mayor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hamel
Mr. Hamel - Witness (uncredited) Mr. Hamel - Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Martin
Cleo Bethel (singing voice) (uncredited) Cleo Bethel (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mathew McCue
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited) Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Patrick
Morrison's Secretary (uncredited) Morrison's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Sherman
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Simmons
Fisher - Haven's Assistant (uncredited) Fisher - Haven's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Smaney
Fat Woman boarding Train (uncredited) Fat Woman boarding Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Stanton
Committee Member (uncredited) Committee Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ann Tyrrell
Mrs. Jennie Nova Amboy (uncredited) Mrs. Jennie Nova Amboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert B. Williams
Barney the Taxi Driver (uncredited) Barney the Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Prisoner in Cell (uncredited) Prisoner in Cell (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 381 votes