Asphalt Jungle

Directed By: John Huston Starring: Sterling Hayden

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Huston's Revenge

on 12/18/2012

"The Asphalt Jungle" is regarded by just about everyone as a great film for a wide variety of reasons. Sterling Hayden is the standout as Dix Handley. The supporting cast is equally memorable. Unlike today's gangster movies, "The Asphalt Jungle" doesn't have filthy language or brutal, sickening violence. Don't get me wrong, this is no children's movie, but it's (thankfully) not as graphic as today's pictures. Read More

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Product Overview

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

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 40243243
UPC 012569590328
UPC 14 00012569590328
Format DVD
Release Date 7/6/2004
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Betrayal
Crime
Heists
Jewels
Recommended
Scams And Cons
Theatrical Release
Thieves
Thriller
Editors Note
Note 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.
Reviews
Uncut 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 p.132
Total Film 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 p.36
Directors
John Huston
Actors
Sterling Hayden
Cast & Crew
Jean Hagen - Star
Marilyn Monroe - Star
Barry Kelley - Star
Louis Calhern - Star
James Whitmore - Star
Sterling Hayden - Star
Marc Lawrence - Star
Sam Jaffe - Star
John McIntire - Star
John Huston - Screenwriter
Ben Maddow - Screenwriter
Harold Rosson - Director of Photography
Cedric Gibbons - Production Designer
W.R. Burnett - Source Writer
Jack D. Moore - Set Designer
Edwin B. Willis - Set Designer
George Boemler - Editor
Miklos Rozsa - Composer
Randal Duell - Production Designer
Arthur Hornblow Jr. - Producer
John Huston - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1950
Catalog ID 65903
UPC 00012569590328
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 112 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Whitmore,James
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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