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The Asphalt Jungle (1950) Movie Information

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John Huston


Sterling Hayden
Louis Calhern
Jean Hagen
Sam Jaffe
James Whitmore
John McIntire





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A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

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What a GREAT movie.They dont make em like they use to

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One of the staples of film noir. The black and white photography here is both beautiful and foreboding and truly shows that lighting and composition can tell a story. Some of John Huston's best work.

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Allison 03/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A pretty good movie witih a small appeareance with Marilyn Monroe.

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03/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Asphalt Jungle" by Yojimbo

A newly formed crew pull off a million dollar jewel heist but when they are doubled crossed by their financial backer, all their careful planning falls apart. Similar to Double Indemnity in that what seems like a perfect plan unravels because of circumstances out of their control combined with weakness of character, The Asphalt Jungle is also the blueprint for the modern heist movie. Noir had evolved from the affected and literary roots of Huston's debut, and it resembles the contemporary crime film far more in its grittier style and more naturalistic characters and dialogue. Sterling Hayden is the pick of the cast of comparatively little known character actors, and the straightforward honour and dignity of a man who is assumed to be nothing more than a violent street thug contrasts both ...

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