Ace in the Hole

New Mexico is the last stop for cynical news reporter Chuck Tatum, who comes west after being fired from numerous newspaper jobs in New York City. He gladly accepts a job with a small paper in Albuquerque. After a year covering mediocre stories, Tatum thinks he may have hit the mother load again when he finds out there has been a cave-in, trapping a local man who had been hunting for Indian artifacts. But Tatum manages to have the sheriff convince the rescue team to use rescue methods that will take longer than necessary so he can milk the story.

1951 | 1 hr 51 min | 8.2/10
Ace in the Hole