Ace in the Hole

Journalist Charles Tatum, who previously worked at a major new York newspaper, is forced due to his drunkenness to change jobs and moved to a remote province. He hopes to give a new start to his career, however, for a whole year can't find a decent theme. Once he learns that nearby is a Leo Minosa stuck in an old Indian mine and can not get out. Charles decides that's what he was looking for, and starts to inflate out of this history a great sensation...

  • Billy Wilder

Release Date: 1951-07-04
IMDb icon 8.1/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Spanish | Latin
  • Budget: $1,800,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $2,300,000
Imojean Eunice
05 December 2012 | 09:57

Billy Wilder decided to depart from the usual of his work a romantic venue and refer to a socially sensitive issues. In field of view was the newspaper.

What capable employees, employers who ask him to come up with a sensation? Is it possible to introduce the error of all others by falsifying the facts? Can go for a crime for the sake of maintaining audience interest in a sensation?

These are the question raised in the picture. Kirk Douglas plays an active and self a young person who had to change a lot of work. In the beginning of the film he exhibits a rare head and creativity to get a place in a provincial newspaper. Once the hero was "lucky" to promote a topic related to that an ordinary worker had stopped in the mine. Due to the enterprise of the hero, the current situation has become one of the main news story in America. But how justified such behavior and ready hero be responsible for their actions.

In this picture there not a drop of satire — and hard. Willful, strong, determined kirk Douglas reveals to us a very interesting character — a man determined, striving for success not reflective. A few years later, kirk will do on the basis of a wonderful acting job in"Beauty and the beast" Vincent Minelli.

And while he just fully demonstrates his acting talent.

For Billy Wilder, this the picture is not has become a creative breakthrough. On the contrary. Traditionally, making a forceful speech, directed to the middle of the picture completely slows down the pace, not leaving resources to gain predictable ending.

In summary: times met with the skeptical statements regarding the acting capabilities of Kirk Douglas. This pattern — a direct response to skeptics. Douglas here, "was what to play." But here in terms of directing — not the best work of Billy Wilder: a predictable, straightforward, preachy

7 of 10

Kanya Cis
17 September 2013 | 09:08

Chuck Tatum — failed journalist and complete cynic. For the constant drunken antics and misconduct, it kicked out 11 editions until take a provincial newspaper in Podunk Albuquerque. Despite its complex character, Chuck — a real journalist. It cherished dream — to find the story that will help him to regain his status and at the same time work in one of the most prestigious Newspapers of new York. And luck he smiled. One of residents of the nearby village, in search of native American artifacts, falls under the blockage and gets stuck. Chuck decides to use his and makes the usual unhappiness of one person a sensation. To the place of tragedy pulled together thousands of people, and Sam Chuck becomes the main hero of the front pages of Newspapers from Albuquerque to new York. But, caught in the trap poor thing is becoming worse Chuck realizes that the may not to hold on to your rescue. Suddenly heartless journalist awakens the conscience, and he is facing a serious moral choice.

The name of the Director Billy Wilder and actor Kirk Douglas, the movie fans with experience has always been associated with a guarantee of quality. On account first — a dozen classic films that changed the world movie asked during development decades forward. On account of the same second — same number of brilliant roles, forever put Douglas in gold room glory of the film and transformed the standard of acting on which are guided up to this day. And the film "ACE in the hole," bringing together two legends of American cinema of the mid-20th century, it is undoubtedly demonstration of the talent of both. The story is told Wilder, captures from the first minute. Each of heroes, starting a seasoned wordsmith Chuck and ending a miserable provincial Leo caught in a deadly trap, not only wonderfully written, but not can not cause conflicting feelings and emotions. Hard choices and morally complex situation, in which Wilder their place, experience makes them throughout the film, once again proving 50s — the Golden period for American cinema. "ACE in the sleeve" is not just not suffering from excessive simplicity, or affectedness of the plot, and on the contrary, can give a hundred points ahead of many contemporary movies, sprinkled as sores, cliches and cliches. The Central character of Chuck Tatum in the performance of Douglas, not looks like often considered to be about the characters of the films of the time, stilted and unnatural. On the contrary, it real man — in every sense of the word. Wise heavy life experience, on first glance, callous and calculating, and indeed — far more humane than other characters in the film. Its complex nature is transmitted by the Douglas, who literally is his game, giving the "ACE in the hole", the film, and without that shiny, the status, which he has now — classics of Noir, not just standing, but required to browse.

Alexa Goerke
21 October 2010 | 03:22

Obviously unusual Noir, delivered in the familiar surroundings of large cities.

The story itself has many Parallels with actually occurred in the early twenties history in the United States. Only in the real history of a journalist was acting in the interests of the victim.

Here talking about the press, which is ready to adjust the sensation and to make a farce of tragedy. Great irony and over the American society.

Hero Kirk Douglas, and he is still a hero, and not an anti-hero in their purpose is played with human life. For the sake of sensationalism it is ready to sacrifice not only the life of another person, but and his, too.

Played. Not noticed how took the responsibility to be a friend got in trouble man, and I realized — it was too late.

8 from 10

How much has Ace in the Hole made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $2,300,000.
How much did it cost to make Ace in the Hole?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $1,800,000.
Who is the director of the movie Ace in the Hole?
This tv-show was directed by Billy Wilder.
What is the genre of Ace in the Hole?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Film-Noir, Best Film-Noir Movies.
Who starred in Ace in the Hole?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady.
What is Ace in the Hole IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.1.
When was Ace in the Hole released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1951-07-04.