The Man Who Sold Himself

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The Man Who Sold Himself

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The Man Who Sold Himself

Release Date: March 12, 1959

Year    :   1959
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama
Production Companies    :   Filmaufbau
Director    :   Josef von Báky
Producers    :   Hans Abich, Eberhard Krause, Rolf Thiele
Writers    :   Erich Kuby
RunTime    :   98 mins.

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.


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