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Ace in the Hole (15-Jun-1951)

Director: Billy Wilder

Writers: Billy Wilder; Lesser Samuels; Walter Newman

Music Score by: Hugo Friedhofer

Producer: Billy Wilder

Keywords: Drama, Film Noir

Unscrupulous journalist Chuck Tatum, working in exile at a provincial New Mexico newspaper, comes across a man trapped in a collapsed mine; he manipulates the situation to make the rescue take many times longer than it should have. Commercial failure for Billy Wilder but an excellent film overall. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Story and Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert Arthur
18-Jun-1925 1-Oct-2008 Ace in the Hole
Frank Cady
8-Sep-1915 8-Jun-2012 Sam Drucker on Green Acres
Kirk Douglas
9-Dec-1916   Spartacus
Gene Evans
11-Jul-1922 1-Apr-1998 Behemoth, the Sea Monster
Richard Gaines
23-Jul-1904 20-Jul-1975 Double Indemnity
Porter Hall
19-Sep-1888 6-Oct-1953 Going My Way
Jan Sterling
3-Apr-1921 26-Mar-2004 Ace in the Hole
Ray Teal
12-Jan-1902 2-Apr-1976 Sheriff Roy Coffee on Bonanza


Kirk Douglas   ...   Charles Tatum
Jan Sterling   ...   Lorraine
Robert Arthur   ...   Herbie Cook
Porter Hall   ...   Jacob Q. Boot
Frank Cady   ...   Mr. Federber
Richard Benedict   ...   Leo Minosa
Ray Teal   ...   Sheriff
Frank Jaquet   ...   Smollett
Lewis Martin   ...   McCardle
John Berkes   ...   Papa Minosa
Frances Dominguez   ...   Mama Minosa
Gene Evans   ...   Deputy Sheriff
Harry Harvey   ...   Dr. Hilton
Bob Bumpas   ...   Radio Announcer
Geraldine Hall   ...   Mrs. Federber
Richard Gaines   ...   Nagel


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