- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: The City Under the City
- Genres: Crime, Drama
- Release Date: 1950-05-12
- Runtime: 112.0 min
- Budget: $1.2 million
- Revenue: Not Available
- Production Companies: Metro, Goldwyn, Mayer
Cast & Crew
Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Teresa Celli, Marilyn Monroe, William ‘Wee Willie’ Davis, Dorothy Tree, Brad Dexter, John Maxwell, Mary Anderson, Ray Bennett, David Bond, Chet Brandenburg, Benny Burt, Frank Cady, Jean Carter, Mack Chandler, David Clarke, John Cliff, Harry Cody, Gene Coogan, Henry Corden, Chuck Courtney, John Crawford, Ralph Dunn, Gene Evans, Pat Flaherty, Alex Gerry, Sol Gorss, Fred Graham, Don Haggerty, Eloise Hardt, Thomas Browne Henry, Wesley Hopper, George Lynn, Fred Marlow, Strother Martin, Patricia Miller, Howard M. Mitchell, Ralph Montgomery, Alberto Morin, Kerry O’Day, Raymond Roe, Henry Rowland, Tim Ryan, James Seay, Jack Shea, Charles Sherlock, J. Lewis Smith, J.J. Smith, Joseph Darr Smith, Helene Stanley, Ray Teal, Leah Wakefield, Harlan Warde, Jack Warden, William Washington, Constance Weiler, Judith Wood, Victor Wood, Wilson Wood, Jeff York
Synopsis – What to Expect from “The Asphalt Jungle”
The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 crime film directed by John Huston and starring Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, and Marilyn Monroe.
The film follows a group of criminals led by the mastermind Doc Riedenschneider (Calhern), who are planning a major heist in a small midwestern city. Doc assembles a crack team of criminals including the safecracker Louis Ciavelli (Hayden), the getaway driver Dix Handley (Sam Jaffe), the explosives expert Gus Minissi (James Whitmore), and the corrupt lawyer Alonzo Emmerich (John McIntire).
The plan is to break into a jewelry store and steal the contents, but the heist goes wrong when Dix is shot by a security guard and the group has to flee. As the police investigate the crime, the criminals realize that they are being double-crossed by Emmerich, who is trying to keep the loot for himself.
Meanwhile, the police are hot on their trail and the criminals must find a way to escape with the loot before they are captured.
The film follows the criminals as they are pursued by the police and attempt to evade capture while still managing to keep the loot. Along the way, they must face their own personal demons and make difficult choices in order to survive.
The Asphalt Jungle is a thrilling crime drama that explores the dark side of human nature and
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