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    Ace In The Hole (Paramount, 1951). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). Chuck Tantrum (Kirk Douglas) is an embittered journalist, stuck in a small town after losing his job on a New York paper. After a year of covering nothing but routine occurrences, Tantrum is overjoyed when a real story - about a man (Richard Benedict) trapped in an abandoned mineshaft - falls in his lap. What should be a simple procedure stretches into days as Tantrum milks the situation for all it's worth, turning the area into a circus in the process. A Bloomfield disappointment at the time of its release, the film was re-released with the title The Big Carnival, and the posters with the original title are harder to come by. This captivating drama, directed by Billy Wilder between his legendary hits Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Stella 17 (1953), is now seen as a true classic, and one of Wilder's best films of the era. The six sheet offered here has minor fold wear with some separations as well as crossfold separations, but is otherwise in excellent condition. It's a piece any collector will be proud to own. Fine/Very Fine.

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    July, 2008
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