Ace in the Hole 1951 PG

1.00PM Sun 7 May 2017 (1hr 51mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

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.

CREDITS

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 PROJECTION)

PG | Mild Violence