Hell Is Sold Out

Hell Is Sold Out

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Directed by Michael Anderson
Screenplay by
Based on Hell Is Sold Out
by Maurice Dekobra
Music by Hans May
Cinematography Jack Asher
Edited by Hazel Wilkinson
Raymond Stross Productions (credited as Zelstro Productions)[1]
Distributed by
Release dates
  • June 1951 (1951-06)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Hell Is Sold Out is a 1951 British drama film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Mai Zetterling, Herbert Lom and Richard Attenborough.[1] The film is based on the novel of the same name by Maurice Dekobra.[2]


The French Resistance novelist Domenic Danges returns unexpectedly to find a Swedish girl Valerie, posing as his widow. She has also published a novel under his name, which is now a bestseller. A love triangle develops when a fellow prisoner falls in love with Valerie. A woman who publishes a book under the name of a man believed to be long dead.[1]



The film is on Blu-ray.[3] Amazon.com released the film on DVD on 31 August 2010.[4]

Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "despite the portentous title, this is a farce, and a good one at that." [5]


  1. 1 2 3 "Hell is Sold Out". British Film Institute. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  2. Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. London, Melbourne, Munich. and New Providence, New Jersey: Bowker-Saur. ISBN 9783598114922.
  3. "Hell Is Sold Out". Blue Ray. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. "Hell Is Sold Out". Amazon.com. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. "Hell Is Sold Out".

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