- ISBN: 9781604658378
- Physical Description: 1 Blu-ray disc (111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: Irvington, NY : The Criterion Collection, 2014.
|General Note:|| Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur.
|Summary, etc.:|| The Ace in the Hole, in this case, is Leo Minosa, trapped in a cliff dwelling near Albuquerque, N.M. The publicity from his situation could build a winning hand for several people: Chuck Tatum, manipulative veteran newsman; Lorraine, his bored wife who dreams of city lights; Sheriff Gus Kretzer, boosting his re-election campaign; and young Herbie, a reporter who wants to make the big leagues. In 1951, there was no 24-hour cable news, and the Albuquerque paper was not on the Internet. The modern media age, however, was dawning. A veritable carnival sets up at the rescue scene, which may be one of the sources of the term "media circus."
|System Details Note:|| Blu-ray; Requires blu-ray player; Aspect ratio, 1.37:1; Dolby Digital; Region A.
|Language Note:|| In English with optional English subtitles.
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