Ace In the Hole

A merciless attack on the manipulative role of the media in American society and public demand for sensationalism.

Time & Tickets

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to restart his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus. The film was tackled harshly by the American press. Wilder’s response: ‘Fuck them all, it’s the best picture I ever made.’

Billy Wilder, USA, 1951, 111 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady.
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