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The Asphalt Jungle

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Original title
The Asphalt Jungle
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Ben Maddow, John Huston (Novel: W.R. Burnett)
Music
Miklós Rózsa
Cinematography
Harold Rosson (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
MGM
Genre
Film noir. Thriller | Crime. Heist Film
Movie Groups
W. R. Burnett Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Doc Erwin Riedenschneider has just been released from prison and immediately seeks out financial backing for a heist which he has been plotting, the robbery of a jewellery store. He puts together a group of men consisting of Dix Handley, a tough guy, Gus, a bar owner and Louis Ciavelli, a family man. The robbery is a success and Dix and Doc take the jewels to their buyer, Alonzo 'Lon' Emmerich. Unfortunately, Emmerich does not have the money for them; he was hoping to be able to coerce the group into giving him the jewels under the false pretence of fencing them. He would then be able to sell them himself with the help of his business partner, Bob Brannom...
Awards
1950: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Director, Supporting Actor (Jaffe), Screenplay, Cinematography B&W
1950: Golden Globes: 3 Nominations, including Best Director
1950: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1950: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1950: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
1950: New York Film Critics Circle: 2 Nominations
1950: Venice: Best Actor (Sam Jaffe)
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