Ace in the Hole (1951)
December 2 - December 3
Thursday Dec 2 @ 7 PM
Friday Dec 3 @ 2 PM
Please join us for ACE IN THE HOLE, the third film in season 4 of Lincoln Theater’s Classic Film Club celebrating the films of Billy Wilder, one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. We are pleased to be joined at each screening by special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, for a pre-film talk and introduction.
In this classic film, with flaws that outweigh his talent, reporter Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas) has bounced across the country from job to job. Winding up in New Mexico, Tatum gets work from the local newspaper, but finds that there’s not much in the way of pressing news. However, when Tatum catches wind of a treasure hunter (Richard Benedict) trapped in a mineshaft, he turns the story into a media sensation. Soon Tatum is using unscrupulous tactics to draw out the situation, an approach that comes back to haunt him.
Special guest, Jeannie MacDonald, brings her lifelong passion for movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the Lincoln Theater as co- host, along with Executive Director Andrew Fenniman, of Season 4 of our Classic Film Club series. After working as a producer at Boston’s CBS and NBC affiliates, she moved to Los Angeles, where she wrote marketing copy for Paramount Television on the studio’s iconic Hollywood lot. As a freelancer, Jeannie has written movie copy for Warner Bros. and humor pieces for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. She hosts movies and blogs for the Music Hall Loft’s “Film Club” in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband John. Jeannie joined us for the last showing of Season 3 with a talk about Ninotchka. She will be introducing each film in our celebration of Billy Wilder.
Running Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Tickets to go on sale in September 2021