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Ace in the Hole

The Big Carnival

Directed by Billy Wilder
United States, 1951
Drama, Film noir


One of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker, Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole stars Kirk Douglas as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who happens upon the story of a lifetime—and will do anything to ensure he gets the scoop.

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Ace in the Hole Directed by Billy Wilder

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1951 | Winner: International Award

Academy Awards

1952 | Nominee: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

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