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Charles 'Chuck' Tatum is a washed up reporter determines to use the event of collapsed cave in Mexico which attracts attention of many people to become a great chance in his job. The film exposes the dark side of human soul to get success.
Over 60 years later, Ace in the Hole has lost none of its sharpness. The only thing that's hard to believe about the movie is that Wilder and his co-screenwriters could have been this far ahead of the curve in their criticism of the media.
This 1951 film, about a cynical reporter who seizes on the plight of a man trapped in a mine shaft to promote his career, is cold, lurid, and fascinating, propelled by the same combination of moral outrage and sneaky admiration.