Ace In The Hole: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1951) / Region 1
Ace In The Hole: The Criterion Collection

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Ace In The Hole: The Criterion Collection

One of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker, Academy Award-winner Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole is legendary for both its cutting social critique and its status as a hard-to-find cult classic. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as 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. Wilder's follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred expose that anticipated the rise of the American media circus.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added May 17 2007
  • Production Year 1951
  • Empire SKU 1330095
  • UPC Code 715515024723
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL


Audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard
Theatrical trailer
Portrait Of A 60% Perfect Man: Billy Wilder, a 1980 documentary featuring in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michael 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
PLUS: New essays by film critic Molly Haskell and filmmaker Guy Maddin


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W



  • Billy Wilder


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