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.


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

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3 June 2002 | noir1991
A Prophetic film
There are some films that when you see them you ask why they aren't available to rent or own. This is one of them. I had the fortune of seeing this hidden gem on the big screen and was pleasantly surprised.

With Kirk Douglas playing a Reporter whose been around the block, always looking for a shortcut, comes across an opportunity to exploit a man caught in a mine shaft. I have read where critics had considered the circus atmosphere of the the film unrealistic. It seems Mr. Wilder got the last laugh. If you are interesting in great dialogue and good story telling, I suggest you find this

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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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