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Ace in the Hole (1951)

NR 07/04/1951 (US) Drama 1h 51m

Rough, tough Chuck Tatum, who battered his way to the top... trampling everything in his path - men, women and morals !


A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

  1. Billy Wilder

    Director, Writer

  2. Walter Newman


  3. Lesser Samuels


Top Billed Cast

  1. Kirk Douglas

    Kirk Douglas

    Chuck Tatum

  2. Jan Sterling

    Jan Sterling

    Lorraine Minosa

  3. Robert Arthur

    Robert Arthur

    Herbie Cook

  4. Porter Hall

    Porter Hall

    Jacob Q. Boot

  5. Frank Cady

    Frank Cady

    Mr. Federber

  6. Richard Benedict

    Richard Benedict

    Leo Minosa

  7. Ray Teal

    Ray Teal

    Sheriff Gus Kretzer

  8. Lewis Martin

    Lewis Martin


  9. John Berkes

    Papa Minosa

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Full Cast & Crew

Ace in the Hole
Ace in the Hole

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $1,821,052.00

Revenue $1,300,000.00


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