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Ace in the Hole (1951)

110 years after the birth of movie director Billy Wilder, his memorable film moments live on in popular culture. Ace in the Hole, Wilder's dark 1951 film about a journalist exploiting a tragedy to benefit his own career, was a major flop in its time - but its bitter, cynical themes may be more relevant than ever in today's entertainment landscape. (Produced in 2006)

Since this edition of Fishko Files originally aired, Ace in the Hole has been made available for rental and purchase via the Criterion CollectionNetflix, iTunesAmazon, and VUDU.


WNYC Production Credits

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Olivia Briley
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann