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    Ace in the Hole (Paramount, 1951). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In Billy Wilder's film about sensationalism and the common man, Kirk Douglas plays Charles Tatum, a big city reporter who smells an opportunity to make the big time when a miner is trapped in a cave-in. Douglas exploits the miner's plight, creating a national frenzy, and even delays the rescue to build more suspense. The film's original theatrical opening was a bomb, so the studio rushed to change the name to "The Big Carnival" without director Billy Wilder's permission. Paper from this film with the short-lived original title "Ace in the Hole" is difficult to find. There are a few pin holes in the background, creases on the lower vertical and horizontal folds, and a small tear on the lower horizontal fold. Very Fine+.

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