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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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Noir Nook: 10 Things About The Asphalt Jungle (1950) That You May Not Know

By Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on Sep 10, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Noir Nook: 10 Things About The Asphalt Jungle (1950) That You May Not Know Of all of the noirs I?ve seen in my lifetime, one of the absolute best, in my estimation, is The Asphalt Jungle (1950). It has so much going for it ? a stellar ensemble cast, hard-hitting dialogue, a simple but riveting st... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Police Commissioner Hardy: In some ways, he's the most dangerous of them all. A hardened killer. A hooligan. A man without human feeling or human mercy.


May Emmerich: Oh Lon, when I think of all those awful people you come in contact with - downright criminals - I get scared.
Alonzo D. Emmerich: Oh, there's nothing so different about them. After all, crime is only... a left-handed form of human endeavor.


Alonzo D. Emmerich: Shut up.
Bob Brannom: How's that? No one tells me to shut up.


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Facts about

Debut of Strother Martin.
Georgia Holt, mother of Cher tested for the role of Angela Phinlay
John Huston originally intended the role of Angela Phinlay for Lola Albright.
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