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Hell Is Sold Out (1951)

| Drama | June 1951 (UK)
A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Danges", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real Danges turns up and meets the new authoress using his name.

Director:

Michael Anderson

Writers:

Moie Charles, Maurice Dekobra (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mai Zetterling ... Valerie Martin
Herbert Lom ... Dominic Danges
Richard Attenborough ... Pierre Bonnet
Hermione Baddeley ... Mme. Louise Menstrier
Nicholas Hannen ... François
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Cheri, male secretary
Eric Pohlmann ... Louis, the proprietor
Kathleen Byron ... Arlette de Balzamann
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Gertrude de Montfort Cole
Aletha Orr Aletha Orr ... Mrs. Eunice Weinhardt (as Althea Orr)
Virginia Bedard Virginia Bedard ... Mrs. Irma Reinhardt
Joan Hickson ... Hortense, the housekeeper
John Penrose John Penrose ... Repatriation Officer
Geoffrey Toone ... Swedish Consulate Clerk
Mara Lane ... Cafe Singer
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A book is sent to the publishers under the name of "Danges", a popular writer, long believed to be dead. The real Danges turns up and meets the new authoress using his name. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El infierno está vendido See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to one of the novels that the heroine has written which she passes off as being written by her late husband. See more »

Soundtracks

Masquerade
Lyrics by Sonny Miller
Music by Hans May (uncredited)
Sung by Mai Zetterling (uncredited)
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The 28 Year Old Richard Attenborough
17 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Although Dickie Attenborough was developing as an actor at this stage in his career, he was relying on his friend, John Mills, to furnish him with roles. He plays a mediocre character in this film which makes me think that he is going sideways rather than progressing as an actor.


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