Ace in the Hole- 1951, starring Kirk Douglas
He says- An embittered New Mexico reporter looking for the elusive brass ring finds it when he stumbles onto a story of a man trapped in an ancient Indian ruin. Unrelentingly cynical (yet mostly believable) tale of how the reporter exploits the "human interest story" for his own benefit- and how the potential tragedy turns into a three-ring circus- has a peculiarly contemporary ring to it. Biting and extremely well acted. Originally titled The Big Carnival. Inspired by the actual 1925 Floyd Collins case; the real reporter won a Pulitzer Prize. 3 stars.
I say-Great acting! Really shows how sensational the media can be, especially when paralleled with news stories today of miners trapped in mines. Dated, but watchable. 2 stars.