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

Edition Special edition.
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007], [2014]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F ACE    DUE 06-22-21
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F ACE    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 396
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 396.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Special features: Disc one: The film with new, restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard; theatrical trailer ; Disc two: "Portrait of a '60% perfect man': Billy Wilder," a 1980 documentary featuring in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic 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.
Cast Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet.
Credits Director of photography, Chales B. Lang, Jr. ; art director, Hal Pereira, Earl Hedrick ; editor, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Hugo Friedhofer ; costume designer, Edith Head.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Chuck Tatum is an amoral newspaper reporter caught in dead-end Albuquerque who happens upon the story of a lifetime. He will do anything to ensure he gets the scoop.
Contents Disc 1. The Film -- Disc 2. The Supplements.
Awards National Board of Review, 1951: Best Actress (Jan Sterling).
Subject Reporters and reporting -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Immorality -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Albuquerque (N.M.) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures, television, etc.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Added Author Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002.
Samuels, Lesser.
Newman, Walter.
Douglas, Kirk, 1916-
Sterling, Jan, 1923-2004.
Arthur, Robert, 1925-2008.
Hall, Porter, 1888-1953.
Cady, Frank, 1915-2012.
Benedict, Richard, 1916-1984.
Teal, Ray, 1902-1976.
Jaquet, Frank.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Billy Wilder's Ace in the hole
ISBN 1934121681
Standard No. 715515024723
Music No. CC1705D Criterion Collection
CC2355BDDVD Criterion Collection
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