Billy Wilder Ace in the Hole Production Archive. This extensive lot from Billy Wilder's 1951 Paramount drama starring Kirk Douglas as an unscrupulous reporter includes: a production budget dated July 10-August 30, 1950, 15 pages, blue paper covers with four metal clips; scrapbook of reviews for The Big Carnival, Paramount Films S. A., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, multiple pages; Dialogue Continuity script, September 12, 1950, multiple pages, marked "Billy Wilder" in blue ink on front cover, blue paper covers with six staples; Release Dialogue Script, January 3, 1951, Paramount Pictures, multiple pages, paper covers with two staples; Final White script, July 6, 1950, Paramount Pictures, 114 pages, paper covers with two metal clips; reviews file, including press releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, magazines and trade publications (Life, Cahiers de Cinema, Cine Revue France); Italian poster, 13" x 28", titled L'Asso Nella Manica, featuring images of Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling, folded; 1953 award nomination from Caracas, Venezuela, film festival; Production Cost file, multiple pages in folder with metal clip; and ten b&w 8" x 10" and eight b&w 7" x 9.5" still photos documenting the exploitation of the film. In Very Good to Fine condition with some wear, age toning and brittleness, and minor fire damage. From the Billy Wilder Archive.

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