Ace in the Hole (1951)

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Ace in the Hole (1951)

One of the most seeing and searing depictions of exploitative journalism comes from Billy Wilder’s hard-hearted noir drama. The immortal Kirk Douglas, in one of his very best performances, plays a down-on-his-luck writer who tirelessly works to manipulate the story of a mine collapse for his own gain. Equally cynical about the news media and the audiences who lap sensational stories up, all are guilty in Wilder’s fable.