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The Asphalt Jungle (23-May-1950)

Director: John Huston

Writers: Ben Maddow; John Huston

From novel: The Asphalt Jungle by W. R. Burnett

Music by: Miklos Rozsa

Producer: Arthur Hornblow, Jr.

Keywords: Crime, Film Noir, Heist

A carefully planned $500,000 jewel heist initially succeeds, then falls apart amongst suspicion and double crosses. Gritty and realistic masterpiece of film noir, told from the multiple points of view of all of the flawed individuals involved. Nominated for four Oscars including Best Director and Best Actor.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louis Calhern
Actor
19-Feb-1895 12-May-1956 Duck Soup
Anthony Caruso
Actor
7-Apr-1916 4-Apr-2003 American character actor
Brad Dexter
Actor
9-Apr-1917 12-Dec-2002 The Magnificent Seven
Jean Hagen
Actor
3-Aug-1923 29-Aug-1977 Singin' in the Rain
Sterling Hayden
Actor
26-Mar-1916 23-May-1986 Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove
Sam Jaffe
Actor
10-Mar-1891 24-Mar-1984 Gunga Din
Marc Lawrence
Actor
17-Feb-1910 28-Nov-2005 Prolific character actor
John McIntire
Actor
27-Jun-1907 30-Jan-1991 Christopher Hale on Wagon Train
Marilyn Monroe
Actor
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Dorothy Tree
Actor
21-May-1906 13-Feb-1992 City of Darkness
James Whitmore
Actor
1-Oct-1921 6-Feb-2009 Give 'em Hell, Harry!

CAST

Starring
Sterling Hayden   ...   Dix Handley
Louis Calhern   ...   Alonzo D. Emmerich
With
Jean Hagen   ...   Doll Conovan
James Whitmore   ...   Gus Minissi
Sam Jaffe   ...   Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
John McIntire   ...   Police Commissioner Hardy
Marc Lawrence   ...   Cobby
Barry Kelley   ...   Lt. Ditrich
Anthony Caruso   ...   Louis Ciavelli
Teresa Celli   ...   Maria Ciavelli
Marilyn Monroe   ...   Angela Phinlay
William Davis   ...   Timmons
Dorothy Tree   ...   May Emmerich
Brad Dexter   ...   Bob Brannom
John Maxwell   ...   Dr. Swanson

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