Ace in the Hole

Aka 'The Big Carnival'. Billy Wilder's biting, ahead-of-its-time commentary on the sensationalized nature of the news media stars Kirk Douglas as a struggling and unscrupulous Albequerque reporter who eyes a chance at fame when he breaks the story of a man trapped in a mine. Teaming with the local sheriff, Douglas schemes to prolong the rescue effort until the story gains national notoriety. Jan Sterling co-stars.

Year: 1951
Genre: Classic Drama, Best of the 1950s, Classic & Nostalgia, Classic Cinema
Country: USA
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling
Duration: 107 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
Location in store: Classic Drama



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