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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.

  1. Josef von Báky


  2. Erich Kuby


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  1. Hildegard Knef

    Hildegard Knef

    Martina Schilling

  2. Hansjörg Felmy

    Hansjörg Felmy

    Niko Jost

  3. Antje Weisgerber

    Antje Weisgerber

    Mrs. Sending

  4. Kurt Ehrhardt

    Carl Sending

  5. Katharina Matz

    Eva Jost

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The Man Who Sold Himself


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Original Title Der Mann, der sich verkaufte

Status Released

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  • March 12, 1959


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

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