*Trolley's Kirk Douglas Pre-102nd Birthday Watchlist #15*
'I met a lot of hard boiled eggs in my life, but you, you're twenty minutes..' (Jan Sterling as Lorraine Minosa)
Brief Synopsis: Former big shot journalist Chuck Tatum (Kirk Douglas), now washed up and working on a small town paper in New Mexico, is desperately awaiting the big scoop that will have the big city editors once again begging for his services. When Leo Minosa (Richard Benedict), the owner of an out-of-the-way gas station is trapped by a rock fall in a mountain cave, Tatum sees his opportunity..
Verdict: None of Billy Wilder's films are as blackly ferocious as this masterpiece; a bitter, corrosive portrait of gutter journalism, public voyeurism and blatant…