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Definition of the noun Ace in the Hole
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- [idiomatic, US, informal] A hidden or secret strength, or unrevealed advantage.
- "Ace in the Hole" is a 1951 American film noir starring Kirk Douglas as a cynical, disgraced reporter who stops at nothing to try to regain a job on a major newspaper.
- also known as The Big Carnival
- country: United States of America
- languages: English Language, Spanish Language, Latin Language
- director: Billy Wilder
- producer: Billy Wilder
- art direction by A. Earl Hedrick & Hal Pereira
- written by Billy Wilder, Lesser Samuels, Walter Newman
- Kirk Douglas as Chuck Tatum
- Jan Sterling as Lorraine Minosa
- Porter Hall as Jacob Q. Boot
- Robert Arthur as Herbie Cook
- Frank Cady as Al Federber
- Richard Benedict as Leo Minosa
- Ray Teal as Sheriff Gus Kretzer
- Lewis Martin as McCardle
- John Berkes as Papa Minosa
- Frances Dominguez as Mama Minosa
- Gene Evans as Deputy Sheriff
- Frank Jaquet as Sam Smollett
- Harry Harvey, Sr. as Dr. Hilton
- Bob Bumpas as Radio Announcer
- Geraldine Hall as Nellie Federber
- Richard Gaines as Nagel
- Oscar Belinda as Barker #1
- Martin Bendleton as Barker #3
- Timothy Carey as Construction Worker
- Basil Chester as Indian
- Ken Christy as Jessop
- Stewart Kirk Clawson as Federber Boy #1
- Iron Eyes Cody as Indian Copy Boy
- Francisco Day as Photographer #1
- Lester Dorr as Father Diego
- Claire Du Brey as Spinster
- Edith Evanson as Miss Deverich
- William Fawcett as Sad-Faced Man
- John Stuart Fulton as Boy
- Joe Gray
- Charles Griffin as Mr. Wendel
- Larry Hogan as Television Announcer
- Frank Keith as Fireman
- Bob Kortman as Digger #1
- Martha Maryman as Woman
- Stanley McKay as Reporter #1
- Joe J. Merrill as Digger #2
- Paul D. Merrill as Federber Boy #2
- Lee Miller as Mover
- Ralph Moody as Kusac Miner
- Bert Moorhouse as Josh Morgan
- William H. O'Brien as Customer at Minosa's
- Frank Andrew Parker as Reporter #2
- Martin Pendleton as Barker #2
- William N. Peters as Photographer #2
- Jack Roberts as Newspaperman
- Bill Sheehan as Man
- Bert Stevens as Reporter #3
- John 'Bub' Sweeney as Reporter #4
- cinematography by Charles Lang
- edited by Arthur P. Schmidt & Doane Harrison
- music by Hugo Friedhofer
- costume design by Edith Head
- set decoration by Ray Moyer & Samuel M. Comer
- genres: Film noir, Drama
- released on (64 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- National Board of Review Award for Best Actress, received by Jan Sterling
- Satellite Award for Best Classic DVD
- "Ace in the Hole" is the fifth animated cartoon short subject in the Woody Woodpecker series. Released theatrically on June 22, 1942, the film was produced by Walter Lantz Productions and distributed by Universal Pictures..
- "Ace In The Hole" is a TV series, begun in (7 years ago).
- "Ace in the Hole" is a film, directed by Chi Chi LaRue.
- "Ace in the Hole": Two all-American men explore each other's rock-hard bodies, exciting themselves to new heights; wild abandon in the wilderness; a college jock works himself into a frenzy after a rigorous workout; two hot men play out their deepest, darkest fantasies; deep penetration by a taut tattooed stud; the imagined becomes reality with the beautiful lithe dream man.
- "Ace in the Hole" is a film.
- genre: War film
- released in (11 years ago)
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Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era by James Bawden, Ron Miller
Douglas: Ace in the Hole is a good example.
by William Morris, Mary Morris
Thus, an ace in the hole is a secret source of power.
by Gordon Jarvie
ace in the hole hidden advantage.
by Eric Donald Hirsch, Joseph F. Kett, James S. Trefil
ace in the hole A hidden advantage or resource kept in reserve until needed: ...
Rules of All the Basic Games and Popular Variations by Walter B. Gibson
Ace in the hole: An ...
by Tony Thorne
ace in the hole n an advantage held in reserve until it is needed. From American stud-poker terminology, it refers to an ace (the most valuable card) dealt face down and not revealed. acey-deucy adj American both ...
by John Ayto
A North American variant is an ace in the hole. The next two idioms are also based on this meaning of ace. hold all the aces have all the advantages. play your ace use your best resource. within an ace of very close to. 6 Ace here has the ...
by Win Blevins
Ace in the hole and ace up your sleeve mean “any hidden advantage.” These expressions come from stud ...
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