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Title Ace in the Hole.

Publication Info. Paramount Pictures, 1951.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.


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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (111 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Frances Dominguez, Frank Cady, Jan Sterling, John Berkes, Kirk Douglas, Lewis Martin, Porter Hall, Ray Teal, Richard Benedict, Robert Arthur
Event Originally produced by Paramount Pictures in 1951.
Summary A cave collapse in New Mexico traps a man, and all eyes turn toward the tragedy ... including those of Charles "Chuck" Tatum (Kirk Douglas), a washed-up newspaper reporter who sees the incident as a ticket back to his former days at the top of the journalism heap. As the media circus begins to swirl around the trapped man's plight, Tatum takes command of the situation, embellishing the unfolding drama and prolonging the rescue effort ... while feeding stories to the nation's reporters clamoring to cover the event. He's become the self-anointed mastermind behind what soon becomes a national media sensation - and he's desperately determined to milk it for all it is work. Celebrated director Billy Wilder (*Sunset Boulevard*) mixes gritty cynicism with a superb cast in this powerful, fascinating study of the dark side of the human soul. Nominated for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay at the **Academy Awards**. Nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. *"ACE IN THE HOLE is a revelation, as timely now as when it was made." - Ruthe Stein, **The San Francisco Chronicle***
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English,Latin,Spanish
Subject Film noir.
Motion pictures.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Added Author Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002, film director.
Dominguez, Frances, actor.
Cady, Frank, actor.
Sterling, Jan, 1923-2004, actor.
Berkes, Johnnie, actor.
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-2020, actor.
Martin, Lewis, actor.
Hall, Porter, 1888-1953, actor.
Teal, Ray, 1902-1976, actor.
Benedict, Richard, 1916-1984, actor.
Arthur, Robert, 1925-2008, actor.
Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927) Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm) Distributor.
Music No. 4520733 Kanopy
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