A small-town reporter (Kirk Douglas) milks a local disaster in Billy Wilder's cynical Ace in the Hole (aka The Big Carniaval - 1951).
Genuine New Mexico newsman Bob Bumpas reporting as director Billy Wilder's 'everyman' Ferderber (Frank Cady) and wife (Geraldine Hall) are interviewed, circus atmosphere growing in Ace In The Hole, 1951, starring Kirk Douglas.
Enterprising newsman Tatum (Kirk Douglas) emerging from the New Mexico cave where a tourist-trap operator is stuck, tangling with a deputy (Gene Evans) then the wife (Jan Sterling), and calling his editor, in Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole, 1951.
Cafe business booming for Lorraine (Jan Sterling) as word of her husband trapped in the cave spreads, scheming reporter Tatum (Kirk Douglas) recruits the sheriff (Ray Teal) who joins him pressuring the engineer (Frank Jaquet), in Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole, 1951.
Ace in the Hole -- When a man is trapped alive in a mine collapse, a self-interested reporter and the townspeople cynically create what we now call a 'media circus'.
Ace in the Hole -- A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
A cave collapse in New Mexico traps a man, and all eyes turn toward the tragedy... including those of Charles "Chuck" Tatum (Kirk Douglas), a washed-up newspaper reporter who sees the incident as a ticket back to his former days at the top of the journalism heap. As the media circus begins to swirl around the trapped man's plight, Tatum takes command of the situation, embellishing the unfolding drama and prolonging the rescue effort … while feeding stories to the nation's reporters clamoring to cover the event. He's become the self-anointed mastermind behind what soon becomes a national media sensation - and he's desperately determined to milk it for all it is work. Celebrated director Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, The Apartment) mixes gritty cynicism with a superb cast - Douglas, Jan Sterling (The High and the Mighty), Robert Arthur (Just For You), Frank Cady (The Bad Seed) - in this powerful, fascinating study of the dark side of the human soul.
When a man is trapped alive in a mine collapse, a self-interested reporter and the townspeople cynically create what we now call a "media circus".
A cave collapse in New Mexico traps a man, and all eyes turn toward the tragedy - including a washed-up newspaper reporter who sees the incident as a ticket back to his former fame. Now he will do anything to keep the "media circus" going.
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