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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)

AwardRecipientResult
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) – 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


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Doc Riedenschneider: One way or another, we all work for our vice.


Police Commissioner Hardy: People are being cheated, robbed, murdered, raped. And that goes on 24 hours a day, every day in the year. And that's not exceptional, that's usual. It's the same in every city in the modern world. But suppose we had no police force, good or bad. Suppose we had... just silence. Nobody to listen, nobody to answer. The battle's finished. The jungle wins. The predatory beasts take over.


Dix Handley: Why don't you quit cryin' and get me some bourbon?


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Debut of Jack Warden.
The musical scoring (by Miklós Rózsa) is extremely scant, occurring only for the main titles, continuing through the opening sequence up to the point where Handley enters the café, and then returns some 107 minutes later when Handley and Doll return to his boyhood farm. Total scoring just under 6 minutes.
Georgia Holt, mother of Cher tested for the role of Angela Phinlay
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