About the film
The Man Who Sold Himself
Release Date: March 12, 1959
|Director||:||Josef von Báky|
|Producers||:||Hans Abich, Eberhard Krause, Rolf Thiele|
Meant to be a diatribe against yellow journalism and current social ills, this weakly limned drama by Josef von Baky features a reporter who works for one of the tabloid papers. The reporter digs up dirt on the past life of a local hotel owner, and wanting to take full advantage of the muck, he strings out his revelations in a series of perjorative, damning articles on the man. The result of this campaign turns out to be much worse than simply ruining the hotel owner's reputation.