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Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated
111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
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Charles Lang (as Charles B. Lang Jr.)
Editor
Arthur P. Schmidt (as Arthur Schmidt)
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$1,800,000
Gross (World)
$2,300,000
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Release date
Jul 4, 1951 (United States)

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Kirk Douglas
Chuck Tatum Chuck Tatum   See fewer
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Jan Sterling
Lorraine Minosa Lorraine Minosa   See fewer
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Robert Arthur
Herbie Cook (as Bob Arthur) Herbie Cook (as Bob Arthur)   See fewer
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Porter Hall
Jacob Q. Boot Jacob Q. Boot   See fewer
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Frank Cady
Al Federber Al Federber   See fewer
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Richard Benedict
Leo Minosa Leo Minosa   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Sheriff Gus Kretzer Sheriff Gus Kretzer   See fewer
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Lewis Martin
McCardle McCardle   See fewer
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John Berkes
Papa Minosa Papa Minosa   See fewer
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Frances Dominguez
Mama Minosa Mama Minosa   See fewer
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Gene Evans
Deputy Sheriff Deputy Sheriff   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Sam Smollett Sam Smollett   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Dr. Hilton Dr. Hilton   See fewer
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Bob Bumpas
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Geraldine Hall
Nellie Federber Nellie Federber   See fewer
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Roy Regnier
Nagel - New York Editor (replaced by Richard Gaines) (scenes deleted) Nagel - New York Editor (replaced by Richard Gaines) (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Oscar Belinda
Barker (uncredited) Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Bendleton
Barker (uncredited) Barker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Timothy Carey
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Basil Chester
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Christy
Jessop (uncredited) Jessop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stewart Kirk Clawson
Federber Boy (uncredited) Federber Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Iron Eyes Cody
Indian Copy Boy (uncredited) Indian Copy Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francisco Day
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Lester Dorr
Father Diego (uncredited) Father Diego (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Du Brey
Spinster (uncredited) Spinster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Evanson
Miss Deverich (uncredited) Miss Deverich (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Fawcett
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John Stuart Fulton
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Joe Gray
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Charles Griffin
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Larry Hogan
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Frank Keith
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Bob Kortman
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Martha Maryman
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Stanley McKay
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Joe J. Merrill
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Paul D. Merrill
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Lee Miller
Mover (uncredited) Mover (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Moody
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Bert Moorhouse
Josh Morgan (uncredited) Josh Morgan (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
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Frank Andrew Parker
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Martin Pendleton
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William N. Peters
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Bill Ramsey
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Jack Roberts
Newspaperman (uncredited) Newspaperman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Sheehan
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
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8.2 / 10 | 25,482 votes