Ace in the Hole 1951 PG
6.00PM Wed 3 May 2017 (1hr 51mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
Billy Wilder's penchant for amoral characters with acidic tongues was never as cynically realised as in Ace in the Hole, a fierce satire of the media that only continues to grow in relevance. Kirk Douglas plays a down-on-his-luck reporter stationed at a small town newspaper who realises he can manipulate the story of a miner trapped in a cave-in to his own benefit. While the film lacks the guns and smoky backrooms that populate so many other noir stories, Ace in the Hole represents a shift that brought noir archetypes into the figurative (and literal) light, spreading their corruption into all facets of American society.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 111 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: BILLY WILDER / SCRIPT: BILLY WILDER, WALTER NEWMAN, LESSER SAMUELS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHARLES LANG / EDITOR: ARTHUR P. SCHMIDT / MUSIC: HUGO FRIEDHOFER / CAST: KIRK DOUGLAS, JAN STERLING, ROBERT ARTHUR / PRODUCTION COMPANY: PARAMOUNT PICTURES / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARAMOUNT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP (DIGITAL CINEMA PACKAGE)
PG | Mild Violence