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The Asphalt Jungle
- Sterling Hayden

Overview - Directed by John Huston, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE is considered by many to be the defining film of the crime oeuvre. After many years in prison, Doc (Sam Jaffe), a seemingly over-the-hill and retired (i.e. rehabilitated) criminal decides upon his release to make one last go of it.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Directed by John Huston, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE is considered by many to be the defining film of the crime oeuvre. After many years in prison, Doc (Sam Jaffe), a seemingly over-the-hill and retired (i.e. rehabilitated) criminal decides upon his release to make one last go of it. His attempts at reuniting the old gang come up against the intentions of his partner who intends to start a Kentucky horse farm with his share of the take. Doc's lecherous tendencies for young curvaceous women get him nowhere but delight the viewer with standout performances by Jean Hagen and a lusty Marilyn Monroe. The tremendous character development is aided by Huston and Ben Maddow's script, and Huston's direction. Based on a novel by W.R. Burnett. Remade in 1958 as BADLANDERS, in 1963 as CAIRO and 1972 as COOL BREEZE.

Cast List

Miklos Rozsa - Hollywood Composer, THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940), BEN-HUR (1959)
John Huston - Oscar winning American director/writer/actor
Randal Duell - Art Director/Production Designer
Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Jean Hagen - American Character Actress
Jack D. Moore - Set Decorator\1940s-1950s
Edwin B. Willis - Set Decorator
George Boemler - Editor
Marilyn Monroe - American actress, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
Norma Jean Mortenson - American actress, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
Barry Kelley - Supporting Actor/Irish
Louis Calhern - American Actor
James Whitmore - American actor, GIVE 'EM HELL, HARRY!
Sterling Hayden - American actor, DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
John Hamilton - American actor, DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
Marc Lawrence - American Character Actor
Max Goldsmith - American Character Actor
Sam Jaffe - American Actor
Harold Rosson
Cedric Gibbons - Art Director/In USA
W.R. Burnett - Screenwriter - Gangsters
William R. Burnett - Screenwriter - Gangsters
William Riley Burnett - Screenwriter - Gangsters
John McIntire - American Character Actor
Ben Maddow - American screenwriter/director
David Wolff (aka Ben Maddow) - American screenwriter/director

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 112
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 715515190619
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: December 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Adventure
Thieves
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Reviews:
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..." - 03/01/2006 Uncut, p.132


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." - 12/01/2006 Total Film, p.36

 
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