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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Marilyn Monroe
Sterling Hayden
Louis Calhern
Jean Hagen
James Whitmore
Directors
John Huston
Screenwriters
Ben Maddow
John Huston
Running Time
108 minutes

The Asphalt Jungle
John Huston’s influential and superb heist movie.


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The Asphalt Jungle

Plot
Erwin `Doc' Riedenschneider leaves jail and assembles a gang to execute a long-planned jewellery heist. However, no one trusts fence-lawyer, Alonzo D. Emmerich, and suspicion and caprice ensure that the meticulous scheme soon begins to unravel.


Verdict
A tight plot that's enriched by wonderfully crafted characters that each have their own key weaknesses.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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