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The Resource Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder

Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder

Label
Ace in the hole
Title
Ace in the hole
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder
Title variation
  • Big carnival
  • Billy Wilder's Ace in the hole
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A cynical look at the seedy relationship between the media and the news it reports and the manner in which it reports it, . Chuck Tatum, a down-on-his-luck reporter who has been fired from eleven newspapers for offenses such as slander and adultery, takes a job with a small Albuquerque, New Mexico newspaper. Desperate for a scoop that will be his ticket back to a big-city newspaper, he happens upon the story of a lifetime--a local miner who gets stuck in a cave, a situation that Tatum not only exploits but actually manipulates in order to improve his career chances. Paramount Pictures changed the title to "The big carnival" just prior to its release in 1951
Member of
Awards note
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (Sterling).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Charles B. Lang, Jr. ; editing, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Hugo Friedhofer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1906-2002
  • 1916-2020
  • 1923-2004
  • 1925-2008
  • 1888-1953
  • 1915-2012
  • 1916-1984
  • 1902-1976
  • 1885-1958
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wilder, Billy
  • Samuels, Lesser
  • Newman, Walter
  • Douglas, Kirk
  • Sterling, Jan
  • Arthur, Robert
  • Hall, Porter
  • Cady, Frank
  • Benedict, Richard
  • Teal, Ray
  • Jaquet, Frank
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
Runtime
111
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
396
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Immorality
  • Albuquerque (N.M.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • Special features: Disc 1: audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard; theatrical trailer ; Disc 2: Portrait of a "60% perfect man" : Billy Wilder, a 1980 documentary featuring in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment; a 1984 interview with Kirk Douglas; excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute; excerpts from an audio interview with coscreenwriter Walter Newman; new video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee; stills gallery; new essays by film critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • The film
  • Disc 2.
  • The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9781934121689
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515024723
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1705D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123452228
  • (Sirsi) o123452228
  • (OCoLC)123452228
  • 514938
  • 514938
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, 1.33:1 aspect ratio, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • Special features: Disc 1: audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard; theatrical trailer ; Disc 2: Portrait of a "60% perfect man" : Billy Wilder, a 1980 documentary featuring in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment; a 1984 interview with Kirk Douglas; excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute; excerpts from an audio interview with coscreenwriter Walter Newman; new video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee; stills gallery; new essays by film critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1.
  • The film
  • Disc 2.
  • The supplements
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9781934121689
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515024723
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1705D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123452228
  • (Sirsi) o123452228
  • (OCoLC)123452228
  • 514938
  • 514938
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC, 1.33:1 aspect ratio, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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