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Criterion Collection: Asphalt Jungle
  • Description

    "In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme. Anchored by an abundance of nuanced performances from a gifted ensemble-including a tight-jawed Sterling Hayden (Dr. Strangelove) and a sultry Marilyn Monroe (Some Like It Hot) in her breakout role-this gritty crime classic by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon) climaxes in a meticulously detailed anatomy of a robbery that has reverberated through the genre ever since. An uncommonly naturalistic view of a seamy underworld, The Asphalt Jungle painstakingly depicts the calm professionalism and toughness of it's gangster heroes while evincing a remarkable depth of compassion for their all-too-human fragility, and it showcases a master filmmaker at the height of his powers. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, and Marilyn Monroe (in one of her early major roles) star. 112 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe
    Director:
    John Huston
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.37:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    112 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION COLLECTION
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1950

Criterion Collection: Asphalt Jungle

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  • Description

    "In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme. Anchored by an abundance of nuanced performances from a gifted ensemble-including a tight-jawed Sterling Hayden (Dr. Strangelove) and a sultry Marilyn Monroe (Some Like It Hot) in her breakout role-this gritty crime classic by John Huston (The Maltese Falcon) climaxes in a meticulously detailed anatomy of a robbery that has reverberated through the genre ever since. An uncommonly naturalistic view of a seamy underworld, The Asphalt Jungle painstakingly depicts the calm professionalism and toughness of it's gangster heroes while evincing a remarkable depth of compassion for their all-too-human fragility, and it showcases a master filmmaker at the height of his powers. Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, and Marilyn Monroe (in one of her early major roles) star. 112 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe
    Director:
    John Huston
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.37:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    English
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    112 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION COLLECTION
    TheatricalReleaseYear:
    1950
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