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Ace in the Hole

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Oct 19, 2051

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


  • Kirk Douglas
  • Jan Sterling
  • Robert Arthur
  • Porter Hall
  • Frank Cady
  • Richard Benedict
  • Ray Teal
  • Lewis Martin
  • John Berkes
  • Frances Dominguez

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So ham-handed and relentlessly overbaked that it is easy to see why audiences initially stayed away from it. Just when and how did anyone come to see this as a classic?

Metacritic review by Phil Hall
Phil Hall
Film Threat

Ace in the Hole is an acquired taste -- and an unforgettable one.

Metacritic review by A.O. Scott
A.O. Scott
The New York Times