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Asphalt Jungle


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  Asphalt Jungle Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.79 /10
 
Starring
Sterling Hayden , Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe
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Directed by: John Huston
Written by: Ben Maddow, John Huston from W.R. Burnett's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1950
   
Genre: CRIME
THRILLER
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 112
 
 


 

Crooks (Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern) execute jewelry heist.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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John Huston’s exciting thriller was among the first to see a robbery from the thieves’ point of view. Sterling Hayden and Sam Jaffe stand out; a young Marilyn Monroe (in a small role, though you wouldn’t know this from the publicity material) exudes star quality as a moll. Harold Rosson's atmospheric cinematography was nominated for an Oscar.
"That Asphalt Pavement thing is full of nasty, ugly people doing nasty things. I wouldn't walk across the room to see a thing like that."
(Louis B. Mayer, head of the studio that made the film)

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