About

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

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Directed by

Billy Wilder

Written by

Billy Wilder (Writer)
Lesser Samuels (Writer)
Walter Newman (Writer)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Rough, tough Chuck Tatum, who battered his way to the top ... trampling everything in his path - men, women and morals !

Cast

Keywords

desert sheriff trapped rescue film noir satire reporter new mexico journalism newspaper man media hype film gris

Photos

Lists

#730 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#385 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#93 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Billy Wilder