Chilean Miners; Billy Wilder Movie

The Chilean miners’ story and the worldwide media coverage it sparked got me thinking about movies that deal with similar rescue operations, although the one most in my mind involved a cave collapse, not a mine. I’m talking, of course, about Billy Wilder’s 1951 flick “Ace in the Hole,” starring Kirk Douglas. One of the events upon which the movie was based was the Floyd Collins story in 1925 in Kentucky, which also spawned the glorious 1996 Adam Guettel musical.

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