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g179 ACE IN THE HOLE linen Belgian movie poster '51 Billy Wilder

Date Sold 12/19/2006
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Belgian Movie Poster (measures 14 1/4" x 19 1/4") (Learn More)

Ace in the Hole (also released as "The Big Carnival"), the classic 1951 Billy Wilder crime newspaper journalism film noir ("Written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels and Walter Newman"; about a washed-up newspaperman who finds a man trapped in a cave-in and delays his rescue to get a better story!) starring Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur (billed as "Bob Arthur"), Porter Hall, Frank Cady, and Richard Benedict. Most people believe that this movie was first released under the title "Ace in the Hole", but that when it was not very well received, the studio quickly created all new paper with the new title "The Big Carnival" (perhaps to confuse people as to the subject matter of the movie). Most collectors treat the movie paper with either title as "first release", but some collectors consider the material with "Ace in the Hole" to be less common, and therefore more desirable!
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Condition: very good. The poster had approximately 2" trimmed from the top area which contained play dates. There were three light foldlines across the middle and two other light horizontal folds, and one vertical foldline. There were tiny tears in the right of the middle foldline in Douglas's hair, and one in the background to the left of his face. There were smudges in the lower left and right blank borders. Overall, the poster was in good to very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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