Ace in the Hole (1951)

Comedy / Drama

1h 52m
An abrasive, hard-drinking reporter is reduced to working for a small-town newspaper, where he discovers a man trapped in a mine shaft. He sees a chance to revive his career, and manipulates the rescue operation to drag things out as long as possible, creating a media circus but putting the man's life in jeopardy. Billy Wilder's drama, starring Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling
Director(s): Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman
Audience: 93%
Critics: 89%

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