Ace in the Hole (1951)

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A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.


8.1/10
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  • Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling in Ace in the Hole (1951)
  • Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling in Ace in the Hole (1951)

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22 December 2007 | superrfly
7
| Overly bombastic performance by Kurk Douglas!
I still have to give this film a 7 out of 10 for the subject is a very important and timeless one, that of media manipulation. But the film is anything but subtle. I grant that this acting style of which I complain is very much of the period, but the declamatory nature of Tatum's character comes on way too strong, and makes what could have been a complex character into a very one dimensional one. The overall effect of this and the rest of the writing leaves one with the feeling of being bludgeoned, rather than being exposed to a very disturbing and pervasive phenomena. Could have been handled with more subtlety and delivered greater impact.

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Release Date:

4 July 1951

Language

English, Spanish, Latin


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,300,000

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