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Title Ace in the hole [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures presents ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels and Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2007]

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Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. 1 folded sheet ([4] p. : ill. ; 36 cm. (folded to 12 x 19 cm.))
Series The Criterion collection ; 396
Criterion collection ; 396.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (aspect ratio 1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet.
Credits Director of photography, Charles B. Lang, Jr.; edited by Arthur Schmidt ; music score by Hugo Friedhofer ; art direction, Hal Pereira and Earl Hedrick ; costumes, Edith Head.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Awards Winner, International Award: Billy Wilder, 1951 Venice Film Festival; Best Actress Award: Jan Sterling, 1951 National Board of Review.
Summary "Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter caught in dead-end Albuquerque, who happens upon the story of a lifetime-- and will do anything to ensure he gets the scoop"--Container.
Contents Disc 1: the film: Arrival in Albuquerque -- "Where's my desk?" -- Life sentence -- "Good news is no news" -- Human interest -- Leo -- "Forget the rattlesnakes" -- Lorraine wants out -- Mr. and Mrs. America -- "Everybody likes a break" -- Ace in the hole -- Twenty minutes -- New community -- Gentlemen of the press -- From the top -- Leo suffers as the carnival arrives -- Accusations from Boot -- Rounding third -- Song for Leo -- Turn for the worse -- Out of options -- Present -- Last rites -- Circus is over -- Tatum special -- "For nothing" -- Color bars. Special features: audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard ; theatrical trailer.
Disc 2: the supplements: "Portrait of a '60% perfect man': Billy Wilder" a film by Annie Tresgot and Michel Ciment (direction, Annie Tresgot ; interview, Michel Ciment) ; a 1984 interview with Kirk Douglas ; excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute ; excerpts from an audio interview with coscreenwriter Walter Newman ; new video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee ; stills gallery ; new essays by film critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin.
Subject Press -- Drama.
Journalists -- Professional ethics -- Drama.
Situation ethics -- Drama.
Mine accidents -- Drama.
Mass media -- Drama.
Albuquerque (N.M.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film noir.
Thrillers (Motion pictures).
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002. Producer. Director. Screenwriter. Interviewee.
Samuels, Lesser.
Newman, Walter.
Douglas, Kirk, 1916- Actor. Interviewee.
Sterling, Jan, 1923-2004. Actor.
Arthur, Robert, 1925-2008. Actor.
Hall, Porter, 1888-1953. Actor.
Cady, Frank, 1915-2012. Actor.
Benedict, Richard, 1916-1984. Actor.
Teal, Ray, 1902-1976. Actor.
Jaquet, Frank, 1885-1958. Actor.
Lang, Charles B.
Friedhofer, Hugo.
Sinyard, Neil. Commentator.
Ciment, Michel, 1938- Interviewer.
Haskell, Molly. Noir in broad daylight.
Maddin, Guy. Chin up for mother.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm).
Note Title on disc label and container: Billy Wilder's Ace in the hole
Added Title Portrait of a 60% perfect man.
ISBN 1934121681
9781934121689
Standard No. 715515024723
Music No. CC1705D Criterion Collection.

 
    
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