Ace in the Hole 1951
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|Starring||Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling|
|Supporting actors||Robert Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Lewis Martin, John Berkes, Frances Dominguez, Gene Evans, Frank Jaquet, Harry Harvey, Bob Bumpas, Geraldine Hall, Richard Gaines, Roy Regnier, Oscar Belinda, Martin Bendleton, Timothy Carey|
|MPAA rating||NR (Not Rated)|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
The clairvoyant Wilder in his film touched upon a topic that still is in the forefront of the media coverage of today.
All I can say is that I absolutely love it when something like this happens; I got into a film expecting something and get something entirely the opposite.
In it, Billy Wilder explores the way an ordinary man can become a bizarre media hero and attract hundreds of spectators to a freak show.
Made in 1951, it still speaks to what is happening in the news media today.
Very good work by everyone involved.
One of the greatest movies about the newspaper business. Must see Kirk Douglas performance. One of his best. As a;ways a great film by a great director, Billy Wilder. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher Brown
One of Kirk Douglas's earlier films and very entertaining to watch. It shows how a news reporter takes advantage of a disaster situation to get his personal publicity. Read morePublished 1 month ago by William Dakota
This is Wilder at his most cynical. Supposedly based on a true story, this depiction of media frenzy and corrupt characters is knowing and disturbing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Berry
I first saw this film at its 1952(3)? release in Tampa as, "The Big Carnival". Even though I was only 11 or 12 years old at the time and, so, missed many of the nuances of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey Espina
Ace in the Hole, is a classic. Loaded with flashes of the past. From political correctness to social norms, the film is a study of progress a society has made. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ben
It was such a terrible experience when I watched this movie, there was no way to enjoy it or to ignore the problem. The discs (both the DVD and the bluray) were damaged. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Abdullah Al-Gemzi
Most cinema fans know of Billy Wilder for movies like "Some Like It Hot," "The Apartment," or "Irma la Douce." He directed and wrote many cinema greats. Read morePublished 3 months ago by gch3
Ace in the Hole is, plain and simple, deep and true, one of the greatest films ever made.
ACE is a film so hard-hitting that it chills some 60 years after it's release;... Read more