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Ace in the Hole (1951) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Billy Wilder and produced by Billy Wilder and William Schorr.

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The Dark Side of Human Nature in Billy Wilder's Ace in the Hole

By Rick29 on May 11, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Kirk Douglas as Chuck Tatum. There are plenty of cynics in Billy Wilder's films, but none perhaps can match ambitious newspaper reporter Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas) in Ace in the Hole (1951). Once a star reporter, Tatum's womanizing, drinking, and tendency to bend the truth have gotten him fired fro... Read full article


Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines ? Ace in the Hole (1951)

By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Aug 8, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Noir Nook: Ripped from the Headlines ? Ace in the Hole (1951) For this month?s Noir Nook, I?m starting a new series, taking a look at several films noirs that are based on real-life events. I confess that I?ve always gotten a little jolt of excitement whenever I?ve seen the words ?Based on a True St... Read full article


Ace in the Hole (1951)

By Carol Martinheira on Dec 20, 2015 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Ace in the Hole (1951) On December 20, 2015December 20, 2015 By CarolMartinheira Ace in the Hole (1951) is probably the darkest Billy Wilder has ever been. Maybe. I mean, he did do Double Indemnity (1944), after all. But Ace in the Hole is a different kind of dark. It?s... Read full article


A Classic Film for Media Critics: Ace in the Hole

By Judy on Dec 6, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This fall, the media is a top-trending topic (surprising in a season when we’ve lost Jon Stewart’s acerbic touch): Ted Cruz won applause for attacking the media, Spotlight accolades for celebrating them. For the second year in a row, news-centered movies have garnered Oscar buzz; this ye... Read full article


A Classic Film for Media Critics: Ace in the Hole

By Judy on Dec 6, 2015 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

This fall, the media is a top-trending topic (surprising in a season when we’ve lost Jon Stewart’s acerbic touch): Ted Cruz won applause for attacking the media, Spotlight accolades for celebrating them. For the second year in a row, news-centered movies have garnered Oscar buzz; this ye... Read full article


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Nagel: [on the telephone to Tatum] Come on Tatum! How much for the Minosa story? Exclusive!
[listens]
Nagel: What! Don't you know there's a war on... somewhere?


Lorraine: I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.


Lorraine: I met a lot of hard-boiled eggs in my life, but you - you're twenty minutes.


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Billy Wilder's wife Audrey came up with the line "I don't go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons."
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 York Yankee star was, told him he was a catcher.
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.
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