Abstract

This essay explores Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951) and the related lawsuit, Desny v. Wilder (1956), which changed the way idea disputes were litigated in California. By combining Film and Legal studies, the author argues, we achieve new understandings of the film, the filmmaker, and the relationship between Hollywood and the law.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 21-40
Launched on MUSE
2011-03-10
Open Access
No
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