Ace in the Hole (1951)

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Directed By Billy Wilder Billy Wilder Starring Kirk Douglas Kirk Douglas  •  Robert Arthur Robert Arthur  •  Jan Sterling Jan Sterling  •  Porter Hall Porter Hall  •  Frank Cady Frank Cady Genres Black Comedy  •  Comedy Drama  •  Drama  •  Film Noir  •  Media Satire  •  Newspaper Film  •  Satire  •  Tragi-comedy Studios &
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  •  1,000 Noir Films: They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?
Other Titles The Big Carnival Release Info 1951-06-29T00:00:00Z June 29, 1951
B&W  •  111 minutes NR Rated NR
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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 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 on 12/24/2014 Reply  · 

Ace in the hole is a great masterpiece.

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hambone88 on 4/8/2020 Reply  · 

This movie is on Kanopy right now. It’s a free streaming service with no ads. You just have to have a library card!

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