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James Baker in Salesman


1968 NR

Before delivering Gimme Shelter, cinema verité filmmakers Charlotte Zwerin and brothers Albert and David Maysles hatched this culturally significant documentary examining the utterly American profession of the traveling salesman. The film follows four reps of the Mid-American Bible Company as they peddle gold-embossed versions of "the Word" to families with little interest in fancy scriptures, providing a searing portrait of life on the road.