A small-town reporter (Kirk Douglas) milks a local disaster in Billy Wilder's cynical Ace in the Hole (aka The Big Carniaval - 1951).
Genuine New Mexico newsman Bob Bumpas reporting as director Billy Wilder's 'everyman' Ferderber (Frank Cady) and wife (Geraldine Hall) are interviewed, circus atmosphere growing in Ace In The Hole, 1951, starring Kirk Douglas.
Enterprising newsman Tatum (Kirk Douglas) emerging from the New Mexico cave where a tourist-trap operator is stuck, tangling with a deputy (Gene Evans) then the wife (Jan Sterling), and calling his editor, in Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole, 1951.
Cafe business booming for Lorraine (Jan Sterling) as word of her husband trapped in the cave spreads, scheming reporter Tatum (Kirk Douglas) recruits the sheriff (Ray Teal) who joins him pressuring the engineer (Frank Jaquet), in Billy Wilder's Ace In The Hole, 1951.
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