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The Asphalt Jungle

A legendary burglar plans a million dollar jewel heist with a group of veteran criminals.


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Under the direction of legendary John Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Maltese Falcon), this movie became a prominent reference of mid-20th century film noir. The Asphalt Jungle is about a criminal who, after being in jail, plans a million dollar jewel heist with the help of some specialists and a secret investor. However, as is usually the case in mid-century crime stories, there are betrayals, doubts, and moral dilemmas that eventually tear apart the plan. Beyond being a classic noir and part of Huston's filmography, The Asphalt Jungle stands out for Sterling Hayden's (The Godfather) lead performance and a small appearance from Marilyn Monroe, who, although not yet a legend, had already begun to stand out with her sixth career film.



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Plot summary

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar “Doc” Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.

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