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Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole(1951)

Also Known As: The Big Carnival | The Human Interest Story |

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Brief Synopsis

A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.

Cast & Crew

Billy Wilder Director
Kirk Douglas Charles [Chuck] Tatum
Jan Sterling Lorraine [Minosa]
Bob Arthur Herbie Cook
Porter Hall Jacob Q. Boot
Frank Cady Mr. [Al] Federber
Richard Benedict Leo Minosa
Ray Teal Sheriff [Gus Kretzer]
Lewis Martin McCardle
John Berkes Papa Minosa
Frances Dominguez Mama Minosa
Gene Evans Deputy sheriff
Frank Jaquet [Sam] Smollett
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  NR Premiere Info:  New York opening: 29 Jun 1951
Release Date:  1951 Production Date:  AFI Library (under "Big Carnival"); AFI
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Production Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  110-112 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Immoral, modern media man's manipulations

    Will Fox 2016-07-04

    Fascinating flic, winning the Venice Film Festival's highest honor, "Ace in the Hole" is about an aggressive reporter's self-centered... MORE>

  • Ace in my Face

    Hauntess A. Clichae 2016-06-10

    I agree with the instincts of Lewkowski's review of 9-13-11. His instincts spark my suspicions. MORE>

  • ordinary evil, brilliantly done

    New Mexican 2016-06-10

    An emphatic yes to Ted in his 7/12 review. This is an accurate -- and thereby chilling -- picture of ordinary, small town small minds eager for the main... MORE>