The Asphalt Jungle
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- Introduction by John Huston Derived from an Archival Interview
- Commentary by Author/Film-Noir Specialist Drew Casper with Co-Star James Whitmore
- Theatrical Trailer
- Languages: English and French
- Subtitles in English, French and Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 6, 2004
- Originally Released: 1950
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
- Mono - English
- Mono - French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Marilyn Monroe, James Whitmore, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence & Barry Kelley|
|Directed by||John Huston|
|Edited by||George Boemler|
|Screenwriting by||Ben Maddow & John Huston|
|Composition by||Miklos Rozsa|
|Produced by||Arthur Hornblow, Jr.|
|Director of Photography:||Harold Rosson|
5 stars out of 5 -- "Director John Huston is at the top of his game here, mixing gritty on-street shooting and pulp thriller characters with higher thematic aspirations..."
4 stars out of 5 -- "Set in an anonymous mid-western city, this grittily shot tale draws on a classic three-act structure: the planning of the jewellery robbery, the operation, and its tragic aftermath."
Description by OLDIES.com:
As in The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of Sierra Madre, director John Huston explores the feverish grab for the big score and how it unravels in The Asphalt Jungle, a renowned tale of dishonor among thieves whose cast includes Sam Jaffe as Doc and Sterling Hayden as Doc's unflappable gunsel. Louis Calhern portrays Emmerich, the shady lawyer for whom "crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor." And rising star Marilyn Monroe grabs everyone's attention as the doxie who briefly provides Emmerich with the most gorgeous alibi ever to reach the screen. Welcome to the jungle, film-noir fans!
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