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The Sellout

1951 1h 23m Crime Drama List
Reviews 38% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Bullied by Casey Burke (Thomas Gomez), the dishonorable sheriff of a rural county, well-known newspaper editor Haven D. Allridge (Walter Pidgeon) decides to strike back against the lawman's unjust behavior. Enlisting lawyer Chick Johnson (John Hodiak) to help oust Burke, Allridge runs into more conflict when the sheriff takes ruthless measures in an attempt to get the editor to back down. Burke's devious actions lead to a tense standoff between the two men. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Its tale of corruption and intimidation by the law enforcers is old news. Rated: C+ Feb 9, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member The mid-20th century saw more than its fair share of didactic movies that implored American citizens to fight for patriotic values. The Sellout calls upon the absolute need for Americans to fight corruption even when it means combating powerful forces. The excellent cast and noirish filmmaking make it this a worthy B-movie for a Sunday afternoon. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member directed by lb mayer's nephew Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Bullied by Casey Burke (Thomas Gomez), the dishonorable sheriff of a rural county, well-known newspaper editor Haven D. Allridge (Walter Pidgeon) decides to strike back against the lawman's unjust behavior. Enlisting lawyer Chick Johnson (John Hodiak) to help oust Burke, Allridge runs into more conflict when the sheriff takes ruthless measures in an attempt to get the editor to back down. Burke's devious actions lead to a tense standoff between the two men.
Director
Gerald Mayer
Producer
Nicholas Nayfack
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 6, 2006
Runtime
1h 23m