Kirk Douglas in a still from Ace in the Hole (1951)
Kirk Douglas in a still from Ace in the Hole (1951)
Ace in the Hole (1951)

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Ace in the Hole

Billy Wilder | United States of America | | PG
Film

Billy Wilder’s lacerating wit comes to the fore in this masterful social satire about the practices of journalism, the perils of newsworthiness and the morality of the masses gathering at the scenes of tragic accidents (hence the film’s alternate title, The Big Carnival).

In one of his greatest and most intense performances, Kirk Douglas plays a cynical newspaper hack who, for the sake of making front-page national news and resurrecting his career dragooned on a small-town paper, gambles with a man’s life by forestalling his rescue from a collapsed mineshaft.

Format: DCP, Black & White
Language: French with English subtitles
Source: Park Circus
Duration: 111 mins

When

26 & 28 Apr 2021

7pm

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Duration

111 mins

Rating

PG

Where

Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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