Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
John Huston
Jean Hagen, Marilyn Monroe, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Teresa Celli, William 'Wee Willie' Davis, Dorothy Tree, Brad Dexter, John Maxwell
23 May 1950 (USA)
'Doc' Riedenschneider, legendary crime 'brain' just out of prison, has a brilliant plan for a million-dollar burglary. To pull it off, he recruits safecracker Louis, driver Gus, financial backer Emmerich, and strong-arm man Dix Handley. At first the plan goes like clockwork, but little accidents accumulate and each partner proves to have his own fatal weakness. In the background is a pervasive, grimy urban malaise.

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