RT Generic DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 123452228 LA In English with optional subtitles in English. T1 Ace in the hole A1 Wilder, Billy,, Samuels, Lesser., Newman, Walter., Douglas, Kirk,, Sterling, Jan,, Arthur, Robert,, Hall, Porter,, Cady, Frank,, Benedict, Richard,, Teal, Ray,, Jaquet, Frank,, Lang, Charles B., Friedhofer, Hugo., Sinyard, Neil., Ciment, Michel,, Haskell, Molly., Maddin, Guy., Paramount Pictures Corporation., Criterion Collection (Firm), PB Criterion Collection PP [Irvington, NY] YR 2007 SN 1934121681 9781934121689 AB 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."