Ace in the Hole

Lists: Drama, Dark comedy

Brief Synopsis: "A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1951: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Kirk Douglas (Chuck Tatum)
  • Jan Sterling (Lorraine Minosa)
  • Robert Arthur (Herbie Cook)
  • Porter Hall (Jacob Q. Boot)
  • Frank Cady (Mr. Federber)
  • Richard Benedict (Leo Minosa)
  • Ray Teal (Sheriff Gus Kretzer)
  • Lewis Martin (McCardle)
  • John Berkes (Papa Minosa)
  • Frances Dominguez (Mama Minosa)
  • Gene Evans (Deputy Sheriff)
  • Frank Jaquet (Sam Smollett)
  • Harry Harvey (Dr. Hilton)
  • Bob Bumpas (Radio Announcer)
  • Geraldine Hall (Nellie Federber)
  • Richard Gaines (Nagel)
  • Ken Christy (Jessop (uncredited))
  • Iron Eyes Cody (Indian Copy Boy (uncredited))
  • Francisco Day (Photographer (uncredited))
  • Lester Dorr (Father Diego (uncredited))
  • Claire Du Brey (Spinster (uncredited))
  • Edith Evanson (Miss Deverich (uncredited))
  • William Fawcett (Sad-Faced Man (uncredited))
  • Joe Gray (Minor Role (uncredited))
  • Charles Griffin (Mr. Wendel (uncredited))
  • Bob Kortman (Digger (uncredited))
  • Lee Miller (Mover (uncredited))
  • Ralph Moody (Kusac - Miner (uncredited))
  • Bert Moorhouse (Josh Morgan (uncredited))
  • William H. OBrien (Customer at Minosas (uncredited))
  • Jack Roberts (Newspaperman (uncredited))
  • Bert Stevens (Reporter (uncredited))
  • Billy Wilder (Director)