• The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

The Asphalt Jungle

Release Date: 1950

DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2004

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

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Temptation, Murder, 1950s, Deception, Tense, Fall

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Awards

Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Cinematography - Black and White
Nominated Film From Any Source
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1951)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay)