The Asphalt Jungle (1950) (Movie)

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The Asphalt Jungle
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The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The heist film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, and, in a minor but key role, Marilyn Monroe, an unknown at the time who was pictured but not mentioned on the posters. Wikipedia


From this profile you will find 50 photos, 14 quotes, 8 trivia items, 54 lists, 15 awards, 3 news stories, and key facts about The Asphalt Jungle!

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The Asphalt Jungle is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Films based on novels, United States National Film Registry films, Crime thriller films, Film noir, Heist films, Films directed by John Huston, Edgar Award winning works and 1950 films.

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Doc Riedenschneider: That copper, he recognized me. Cobby: How'd you know he was a copper? Doc Riedenschneider: I can smell one a block off. Cobby: Oh, don't worry about Ditrich. He's on my payroll. Practically a partner. Me and him, we're like that. (Cobby holds up his index and middle finger) Doc Riedenschneider: Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right, he turns legit.


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Nominated for 15 Awards | Won 3

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