The Big Carnival

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

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Summary: Billy Wilder's 1951 portrait of a corrupt media circus in which a down-on-his-luck NYC reporter (Douglas) takes a job with a small-town paper that provides him with no challenges until he exploits the story of a man trapped in a mine. (Two Boots Pioneer Theater)

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Runtime: 111 min
Production: Paramount Pictures
Genres: Drama, Film-Noir
Country: USA
Languages: English, Latin
Director Credit
Billy Wilder Director
Writer Credit
Billy Wilder Written By
Lesser Samuels Written By
Victor Desny Story
Walter Newman Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Kirk Douglas Chuck Tatum
Cast Credit
Bob Bumpas Radio Announcer
Frances Dominguez Mama Minosa
Frank Cady Mr. Federber
Frank Jaquet Sam Smollett
Gene Evans Deputy Sheriff
Geraldine Hall Nellie Federber
Harry Harvey Dr. Hilton
Jan Sterling Lorraine Minosa
John Berkes Papa Minosa
Lewis Martin McCardle
Porter Hall Jacob Q. Boot
Ray Teal Sheriff Gus Kretzer
Richard Benedict Leo Minosa
Robert Arthur Herbie Cook
Producer Credit
Billy Wilder Producer
William Schorr Associate Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: