The Sellout (film)

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The Sellout
The Sellout film poster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGerald Mayer
Produced byNicholas Nayfack
Matthew Rapf
Written byCharles Palmer
Story byMatthew Rapf
StarringWalter Pidgeon
John Hodiak
Audrey Totter
Paula Raymond
Music byDavid Buttolph
CinematographyPaul Vogel
Edited byGeorge White
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • January 25, 1952 (1952-01-25) (United States)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$645,000[1]

The Sellout is a 1952 American film noir directed by Gerald Mayer and starring Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Audrey Totter and Paula Raymond.[2]


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.



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.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. ^ The Sellout at the American Film Institute Catalog.

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