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Asphalt Jungle

Format: DVD     Release Date: 07/06/2004
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The Asphalt Jungle is a brilliantly conceived and executed anatomy of a crime -- or, as director John Huston and scripter Ben Maddow put it, "a left-handed form of human endeavor." Recently paroled master criminal Erwin "Doc" Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe), with funding from crooked attorney Emmerich (Louis Calhern), gathers several crooks together in Cincinnati for a Big Caper. Among those involved are Dix (Sterling Hayden), an impoverished hood who sees the upcoming jewel heist as a means to finance his dream of owning a horse farm. Hunch-backed cafe owner (James Whitmore) is hired on to be the driver for the heist; professional safecracker Louis Ciavelli (Anthony Caruso) assembles the tools of his trade; and a bookie (Marc Lawrence) acts as Emmerich's go-between. The robbery is pulled off successfully, but an alert night watchman shoots Ciavelli. Corrupt cop (Barry Kelley), angry that his "patsy" (Lawrence) didn't let him in on the caper, beats the bookie into confessing and fingering the other criminals involved. From this point on, the meticulously planned crime falls apart with the inevitability of a Greek tragedy. Way down on the cast list is Marilyn Monroe in her star-making bit as Emmerich's sexy "niece"; whenever The Asphalt Jungle would be reissued, Monroe would figure prominently in the print ads as one of the stars. The Asphalt Jungle was based on a novel by the prolific W.R. Burnett, who also wrote Little Caesar and Saint Johnson (the fictionalized life story of Wyatt Earp). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Side #1 --

1. Credits [1:26]
2. The Lineup [3:30]
3. One More Chance [2:30]
4. Doc's Proposition [5:19]
5. Okay to One Gus [3:43]
6. Doll With No House [2:10]
7. Meeting Emmerich [4:16]
8. Some Sweet Kid [2:10]
9. When Dix Gets Home [3:25]
10. Matters of Trust [4:06]
11. Double-Crossing Dream [4:21]
12. Doc Likes Dix [3:27]
13. Caper Rundown [4:05]
14. On the Move [4:37]
15. The Heist [6:27]
16. Getaway Misfire [2:18]
17. Nothing But Front [3:55]
18. Why Don't You Kill Me? [2:53]
19. Souls in Hell [2:29]
20. Dragnet Out [1:49]
21. Left-Handed Alibi [1:23]
22. Nasty Encounter [4:55]
23. The Trail to Doc [3:38]
24. Cobby Cracks [3:38]
25. Taking Trips [3:07]
26. The Dead and the Departing [6:30]
27. Travel Companion [4:55]
28. Playing Doc's Tune [1:31]
29. No Doctor for Dix [4:12]
30. Versus the Jungle [3:46]
31. Hanging On [1:53]
32. Cast List [2:51]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: July 06, 2004
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • Length: 112 minutes
  • Sound: dd1
  • Format: Black & White
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • UPC: 012569590328
  • Product ID: 2409609
  • Genre: Crime

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