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.

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  1. Billy Wilder

    Director, Writer

  2. Lesser Samuels


  3. Walter Newman


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

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget $1,821,052.00

Revenue $1,300,000.00

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Release Information

  • June 29, 1951
    PG-13, Theatrical



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