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The Asphalt Jungle is a american film of genre Drama directed by John Huston released in USA on 1 june 1950 with Sterling Hayden

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

The Asphalt Jungle
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Released in USA 1 june 1950
Length 1h52
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Action,    Noir,    Crime
Rating78% 3.947273.947273.947273.947273.94727

The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The heist film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, and, in a minor but key role, Marilyn Monroe, an unknown at the time who was pictured but not mentioned on the posters.

The film tells the story of a group of men planning and executing a jewel robbery. It was nominated for four Academy Awards.

In 2008, The Asphalt Jungle was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


When criminal mastermind Erwin "Doc" Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe) is released from prison after seven years, he immediately goes to see a bookie named Cobby (Marc Lawrence) in an unnamed Midwest river city, who arranges a meeting with Alonzo Emmerich (Louis Calhern), a high-profile lawyer. Emmerich listens with interest to Doc's plan to steal jewelry worth a million dollars or more. Doc needs $50,000 to hire three men—a "box man" (safecracker), a driver, and a "hooligan"—to help him pull off the caper. Emmerich agrees to provide the money, then suggests that he (not one or more fences) assume the responsibility for disposing of the loot.


Sterling Hayden

(Dix Handley)
Louis Calhern

(Alonzo D. Emmerich)
Jean Hagen

(Doll Conovan)
James Whitmore

(Gus Minissi)
Sam Jaffe

(Doc Erwin Riedenschneider)
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