Ace in the Hole

by Billy Wilder 1h59min United States 1951
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Film details

Ace in the Hole
by Billy Wilder

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

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  • Kirk Douglas : Charles Tatum
  • Jan Sterling : Lorraine Minosa
  • Robert Arthur : Herbie Cook
  • Porter Hall : Jacob Q. Boot
  • And with: Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal


  • Director Billy Wilder
  • Scenario Billy Wilder, Walter Newman, Lesser Samuels
  • Photo director Charles B. Lang Jr.
  • Set Design Sam Comer, Ray Moyer
  • Sound Harold Lewis, John Cope
  • Editing Arthur P. Schmidt
  • Original music Hugo Friedhofer
  • Producer Billy Wilder
  • Production Compagny Paramount Pictures
  • Distributor Paramount Pictures

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1951
  • Release date for France08/15/1952
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
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