Ace in the Hole quotes

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Charles Tatum, a down-on-his-luck reporter, takes a job with a small New Mexico newspaper. The job is pretty boring until he finds a man trapped in an old Indian dwelling. He jumps at the chance to make a name for himself by taking over and prolonging the rescue effort, and feeding stories to major newspapers. He creates a national media sensation and milks it for all it is worth - until things go terribly wrong.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman
Production: Paramount Pictures
Year: 1951
MetaScore: 72/100
ImdbRating: 8.1
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 04 Jul 1951
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.


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Cast

Chuck Tatum - Kirk Douglas
Lorraine Minosa - Jan Sterling
Herbie Cook - Robert Arthur
Jacob Q. Boot - Porter Hall
Al Federber - Frank Cady
Leo Minosa - Richard Benedict
Sheriff Gus Kretzer - Ray Teal
McCardle - Lewis Martin
Papa Minosa - John Berkes
Mama Minosa - Frances Dominguez
Deputy Sheriff - Gene Evans
Sam Smollett - Frank Jaquet
Dr. Hilton - Harry Harvey
Radio Announcer - Bob Bumpas
Nellie Federber - Geraldine Hall
Nagel - New York Editor (replaced by Richard Gaines) (scenes deleted) - Roy Regnier
Barker - Oscar Belinda
Construction Worker (unconfirmed) - Timothy Carey
Indian - Basil Chester
Jessop - Ken Christy
Federber Boy - Stewart Kirk Clawson
Indian Copy Boy - Iron Eyes Cody
Photographer - Francisco Day
Father Diego - Lester Dorr
Spinster - Claire Du Brey
Miss Deverich - Edith Evanson
Sad-Faced Man - William Fawcett
Minor Role - Joe Gray
Mr. Wendel - Charles Griffin
Television Announcer - Larry Hogan
Fireman - Frank Keith
Digger - Bob Kortman
Reporter - Stanley McKay
Federber Boy - Paul D. Merrill
Mover - Lee Miller
Kusac - Miner - Ralph Moody
Josh Morgan - Bert Moorhouse
Customer at Minosa's - William H. O'Brien
Photographer - William N. Peters
Vocalist - Bill Ramsey
Newspaperman - Jack Roberts
Reporter - Bert Stevens