Ace in the hole
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Published
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2007.
Format
DVD
Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Status
3 copies. Additional copies on order.
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DVD Ace
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Language
English
ISBN
9781934121689, 1934121681
UPC
715515024723

Notes

General Note
Originally released as an American motion picture in 1951.
General Note
Disc 2: the supplements: "Portrait of a '60% perfect man': Billy Wilder" [featurette] (60 min.); Billy Wilder at the American Film Institute [featurette] (24 min.); Kirk Douglas interview [featurette] (14 min.); Walter Newman interview [audio only feature] (10 min.); Spike Lee afterword [featurette] (6 min.); Stills gallery; Insert (a facsimile newspaper) includes essays "Noir in broad daylight" by Molly Haskell and "Chin up for Mother" by Guy Maddin.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Charles B. Lang, Jr.; edited by Arthur Schmidt ; music score by Hugo Friedhofer ; art direction, Hal Pereira and Earl Hedrick ; costumes, Edith Head.
Participants/Performers
Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet.
Description
The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
System Details
DVD format; region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono; aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Language
In English with optional subtitles in English.
Awards
Winner, International Award: Billy Wilder, 1951 Venice Film Festival; Best Actress Award: Jan Sterling, 1951 National Board of Review.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Wilder, B., Samuels, L., Newman, W., Douglas, K., Sterling, J., Arthur, R., Hall, P., Cady, F., Benedict, R., Teal, R., Jaquet, F., Lang, C. B., Friedhofer, H., Sinyard, N., Ciment, M., Haskell, M., & Maddin, G. (2007). Ace in the hole. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Billy Wilder et al.. 2007. Ace in the Hole. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Billy Wilder et al., Ace in the Hole. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wilder, Billy, et al. Ace in the Hole. [Irvington, N.Y.]: Criterion Collection, 2007. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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