Ace in the Hole

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A reporter turns the attempted rescue of a mine cave-in victim into a national frenzy.

Cast

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

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Trivia

  • Residents of Gallup, New Mexico, were hired as extras. They were paid 75 cents an hour for a ten-hour day. Extras earned an additional three dollars if they could bring an automobile to the set.
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Goofs

  • Rattlesnakes will not eat bubble gum, in or out of the wrapper.
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Quotes

    • Charles Tatum: I can handle big news and little news. And if there's no news, I'll go out and bite a dog.
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Metacritic

100

It's dark, funny, ferocious, and vintage Wilder all the way.

Metacritic review by David Sterritt
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
40

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