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The Asphalt Jungle

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Recently released from prison, Dix Handley (Sterling Hayden) concocts a plan to steal $1 million in jewels. Dix gathers a team of small-time crooks, including a safecracker (Anthony Caruso) and a lawyer (Louis Calhern), and the heist is a success until a stray bullet kills one of the men. As they scramble to pick up the pieces after the theft, the men let their greed get the best of them while entangling themselves in webs of deceit, treachery and murder.

Cast: Sterling Hayden , Sam Jaffe , Marilyn Monroe , Louis Calhern , Jean Hagen , James Whitmore , John McIntire , Marc Lawrence

Director: John Huston

Genres: Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Home Vídeo, Criterion Collection, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Release Date: May 23rd, 1950|1 hr. 52 min.

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