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The Resource Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording DVD)

Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Ace in the hole
Title
Ace in the hole
Statement of responsibility
a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder
Title variation
Billy Wilder's Ace in the hole
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An early look at the impact of mass media in the public arena, featuring the story of a cynical and manipulative journalist
Member of
Awards note
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress (Sterling).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Charles B. Lang, Jr.; editing, Arthur Schmidt ; music, Hugo Friedhofer
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Bob Arthur, Porter Hall, Frank Cady, Richard Benedict, Ray Teal, Frank Jaquet
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1906-2002
  • 1916-2020
  • 1923-2004
  • 1925-2008
  • 1888-1953
  • 1915-2012
  • 1916-1984
  • 1902-1976
  • 1885-1958
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wilder, Billy
  • Samuels, Lesser
  • Newman, Walter
  • Douglas, Kirk
  • Sterling, Jan
  • Arthur, Robert
  • Hall, Porter
  • Cady, Frank
  • Benedict, Richard
  • Teal, Ray
  • Jaquet, Frank
Runtime
111
Series statement
Criterion collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Press
  • Situation ethics
  • Mine accidents
  • Mass media
  • Albuquerque (N.M.)
Technique
live action
Label
Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951
  • Special features (disc 1) : optional audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard; Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Special features (disc 2) : "Portrait of a 60% perfect man", featurette (includes in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment (60 min.)); excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute (24 min.); a 1984 interview with Douglas by Michael Thomas (14 min.); excerpts from a 1970 audio interview with co-scriptwriter Newman (10 min.); new video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee (6 min.); gallery of production stills and behind-the-scenes photos
  • Program notes on container insert include an essay "Noir in broad daylight" by writer and film critic Molly Haskell, and an essay "Chin up for mother" on actor Kirk Douglas by director Guy Maddin
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; Standard format.
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9781934121689
Isbn Type
(dvd)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515024723
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1705D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn123452228
  • (OCoLC)123452228
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ace in the hole, a Paramount picture ; written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1951
  • Special features (disc 1) : optional audio commentary by film scholar Neil Sinyard; Theatrical trailer (2 min.)
  • Special features (disc 2) : "Portrait of a 60% perfect man", featurette (includes in-depth interviews with Wilder by film critic Michel Ciment (60 min.)); excerpts from a 1986 appearance by Wilder at the American Film Institute (24 min.); a 1984 interview with Douglas by Michael Thomas (14 min.); excerpts from a 1970 audio interview with co-scriptwriter Newman (10 min.); new video afterword by filmmaker Spike Lee (6 min.); gallery of production stills and behind-the-scenes photos
  • Program notes on container insert include an essay "Noir in broad daylight" by writer and film critic Molly Haskell, and an essay "Chin up for mother" on actor Kirk Douglas by director Guy Maddin
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed. ; Standard format.
Extent
2 videodiscs (111 min.)
Isbn
9781934121689
Isbn Type
(dvd)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515024723
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1705D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn123452228
  • (OCoLC)123452228
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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