Director Spike Lee is something of a superfan of Billy Wilder’s scathing American media satire Ace in the Hole, as you can see in this clip from an interview with him on our release. He even brought a piece of memorabilia for show-and-tell.
“The reason why Laughton didn't direct was because when this movie came out in 1955, it was a commercial failure and the critics were unrelenting. He was traumatized by the event and vowed off of . . .”