Ace in the Hole (1951)

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Directed By Billy Wilder Starring Kirk Douglas  •  Robert Arthur  •  Jan Sterling  •  Porter Hall  •  Frank Cady Genres Black Comedy  •  Comedy Drama  •  Drama  •  Film Noir  •  Media Satire  •  Newspaper Film  •  Satire  •  Tragi-comedy Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  National Film Registry  •  Masters of Cinema  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  L.A. Noire 'Golden Film Reels' Collection  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Spike Lee's Essential Film List  •  Flickchart Road Trip  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Slant Magazine's 100 Essential Films  •  Paste Magazine's 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time
Other Titles The Big Carnival Release Info June 29, 1951
B&W  •  111 minutes NR Rated NR
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Ace in the Hole vs. Nightcrawler

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Ace in the Hole vs. Network

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seve24 said on 12/24/2014

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Comments (3)

 
topichtennis

topichtennis on 1/15/2011 Reply  · 

I enjoyed this movie for the most part. A bit over the top at times, but i suppose that was meant as a metaphor for the sensationalized news industry. This is a solid flick but doesn't come close to recapturing the greatness of Billy Wilder's other films such as Sunset Blvd. or Stalag 17. Kirk Douglas was amazing as one truly evil newspaper man. He was so amazing I hated to see his character go through a change of heart. I loved how every bit of honesty in his soul was crumbling just like that mountain.

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/12/2013 Reply  · 

It doesn't get the acclaim or attention that a Sunset Boulevard or a Some Like It Hot gets, but Ace in the Hole is every bit as good as those other Billy Wilder classics.

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seve24

seve24 on 12/24/2014 Reply  · 

Ace in the hole is a great masterpiece.

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