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The Asphalt Jungle

Recently released from prison, Dix Handley (Sterling Hayden) concocts a plan to steal $1 million in jewels. Dix gathers a team of small-time crooks, including a safecracker (Anthony Caruso) and a lawyer (Louis Calhern), and the heist is a success until a stray bullet kills one of the men. As they scramble to pick up the pieces after the theft, the men let their greed get the best of them while entangling themselves in webs of deceit, treachery and murder.

Release Date

May 12, 1950

Running Time

112 minutes

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Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden

Louis Calhern

Louis Calhern

Jean Hagen

Jean Hagen


Director John Huston

Screenplay Ben Maddow, John Huston

Producer Arthur Hornblow Jr.

Cinematography Harold Rosson

Editing George Boemler

Music Miklós Rózsa

Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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