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Ace in the Hole

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Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole
New 35mm print Billy Wilder, 1951
Thu, Feb 27, 2003 7 PM
Fri, Feb 28, 2003 7 PM

Also known as The Big Carnival, Ace in the Hole is perhaps Billy Wilder's most corrosive and cynical look at American culture.

Kirk Douglas stars as a sleazebag reporter who hopes to jump-start his career by exploiting (and prolonging) the suffering of a miner trapped in a cave--a delirium of tabloid journalism. With Jan Sterling. (112 mins.)