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The Asphalt Jungle (1950) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by John Huston and produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr..

The Asphalt Jungle was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorSam JaffeNominated
Best CinematographyHarold RossonNominated
Best DirectorJohn HustonNominated
Best WritingBen Maddow, John HustonNominated

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The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

on Sep 8, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Oft-considered one of the greatest film noirs ever made, John Huston’s The Asphalt Jungle is a story?about the perils of city life…with the added bonus of a jewel heist. John Huston’s story is a dark and twisty tale that isn’t so much about law and order, but the crimes peopl... Read full article

Meet the Cast of The Asphalt Jungle

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 11, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm writing about the memorable gang of thieves in director John Huston's great noir, The Asphalt Jungle (1950). The photo above shows Louis Calhern (left), Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, and Sam Jaffe with some stolen loot. There are many great reasons to watch director John Huston's semina... Read full article

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – Film-Noir

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 18, 2013 From 4 Star Films

* May contain spoilers Directed by John Huston and starring an ensemble cast headed by Sam Jaffe and Sterling Hayden, this was the first great noir heist film. Jaffe has just recently been released from prison and he has contrived an intricate jewel robbery. He teams with a?multi-talented?safe crack... Read full article

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

By Beatrice on Jun 23, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Asphalt Jungle Directed by John Huston 1950/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Loew’s Repeat viewing #224 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This is the granddaddy of all caper films and an essential film noir. ?The excellent ensemble cast is matched only by the outstanding cinematography, sc... Read full article

Seven Shadows – Day Seven: The Asphalt Jungle

By shadowsandsatin on May 7, 2012 From Shadows and Satin

Our final movie for Seven Shadows Week is The Asphalt Jungle (1950), arguably one of the best caper movies ever made, and a first-rate feature from the film noir era. The story of a jewelry heist that is intricately planned and executed by a motley crew of small-time crooks, Asphalt Jungle is based ... Read full article

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Cobby: Here's to the drink habit. It's the only one I got that don't get me into trouble.

Angela Phinlay: Haven't you bothered me enough, you big banana-head?

Dr. Swanson: Well he won't get very far, that's for sure. He hasn't got enough blood left in him to keep a chicken alive.

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Facts about

Debut of Jack Warden.
Both Director John Huston and ex-communist star Sterling Hayden were members of the Committee for the First Amendment, which stood against the blacklisting of alleged communists working in the film industry during the Red Scare.
Debut of Strother Martin.
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The Asphalt Jungle

Released 1950
Inducted 2008

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