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Ace in the Hole

One of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter caught in dead-end Albuquerque who happens upon the story of a lifetime and will do anything to ensure he gets the scoop.

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Released: Jun 15th, 1951
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

Ace in the Hole Main Cast

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Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
plays Chuck Tatum
Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
plays Lorraine Minosa
Robert Arthur
Robert Arthur
plays Herbie Cook
Porter Hall
Porter Hall
plays Jacob Q. Boot
Frank Cady
Frank Cady
plays Mr. Federber
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • In a 1950 memo to Wilder, Douglas objected to several aspects of Chuck Tatum's monologue about missing New York City: "No pastrami! No garlic pickles! No Madison Square Garden! No Yogi Berra!" among other things, Douglas asked, "... what the hell is a Yogi Berra!" Douglas secretary, who was amused her boss didn't know who the New Tork Yankee star was, told him he was a catcher.
  • Movie Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Lorraine and Chuck are talking out in front of Minosa's store by the gas pumps, reflections of the crew moving around behind the camera can be seen in the store windows.
  • Residents of Gallup, New Mexico were hired as extras. They were paid 75 cents an hour for a ten-hour day. Extras earned an additional three dollars if they could bring an automobile to the set.
  • Actor Victor Desny brought a lawsuit against this film while the script was being written. He claimed the film was an unauthorized version of the Floyd Collins story. Collins was actually stuck in a cave years earlier, as mentioned in the film. Since Desny owned the rights to the Collins story, he claimed copyright infringement. Desny prevailed, although Wilder appealed. The California Supreme Court ruled in Desny's favor. (Desny v. Wilder, 46 Cal. 2d 715, 299 (Cal. Sup. Ct. 1956).)
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