The Asphalt Jungle (1950) – Movie Review

February 16, 2016 2:03 am by
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Overview

A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Cast

  • Sterling Hayden - Dix Handley
  • Louis Calhern - Alonzo D. Emmerich
  • Sam Jaffe - Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
  • Marilyn Monroe - Angela Phinlay

Director

  • John Huston

Review

Just ‘wow’. Fantastic movie and considering it’s age it still looks fresh and moves at a great pace. The characters are fleshed out superbly with a brilliant script and great acting most notably from Hayden and Jaffe. Jaffe steals the show.

John Huston was an absolute master of the Noir genre and this is one of his best. Brilliant.

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

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