Friday, November 9, 2007
Ace In The Hole (1950)
Kirk Douglas plays a former big-city reporter doing time at the Albuquerque daily when he stumbles on his ticket back to New Yawk: a man trapped by a cave-in at a roadside attraction.
Douglas manipulates the situation – even undermines the rescue operation – for his own glory.
Written and directed by Billy Wilder, and possibly darker than Double Indemnity or Sunset Boulevard.