The Asphalt Jungle

The Asphalt Jungle

A FILM BY: John Huston
WRITTEN BY: Ben Maddow, John Huston, W. R. Burnett (novel)
STARRING: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen

What better way to close NOIR CITY’s salute to heist films than with the gold standard of the genre? Wily Doc Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe, Oscar®-nominated) gets sprung from the joint and immediately plans a jewelry store job with a can’t-miss crew of professionals. But there’s no perfect crime—and no perfect criminals, because each man carries the seeds of his own destruction. There are, however, perfect films—and THE ASPHALT JUNGLE is as close to perfection as any crime film made in the United States, then or now. Boasting one of the genre’s great ensemble casts—Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Louis Calhern, Anthony Caruso, Brad Dexter, Marc Lawrence—and a sly, sexy turn that put Marilyn Monroe on the map.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1950
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: 35mm