The Asphalt Jungle (1950) DVD9"Doc" Riedenschneider (played by Sam Jaffe) is a criminal who became a underworld legend because of his methodically planned heists. After being released from prison, he wants to put one of his old plans - robbery of jewellery store - into action, but he needs personnel and someone to finance the operation. After being approached by Alonzo P. Emmerich (played by Louis Calhern), a lawyer with criminal connections, "Doc" begins assembling his crew. The safecracker is Louis Ciavelli (played by Anthony Caruso), who accepts the job because he wants to feed his family. The "muscleman" is Dix Handley (played by Sterling Hayden), violent street mugger who wants to pay his gambling debts, and the getaway driver is Gus Minissi (played by James Whitmore), hunchback and Dix's only friend. The heist, although methodically executed, goes bad, and in the end, the criminals themselves are in danger of being robbed.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:52:04 | 4.88 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

Director: John Huston
Actors: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe

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