A heist is being set up to be pulled off by Doc, who has recruited a small gang to help him carry it out. Everything he could possibly think of was taken care of, down to the very last detail. It's the night of the heist and suddenly Doc's luck turns sour when betrayal strikes and the gangsters need to flee from the police.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 847.|
Ex-convicts -- Drama.
Jewel thieves -- Drama.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York, N.Y.] :The Criterion Collection,2016
|Edition||Two-DVD special edition, Full screen.|
|Other Titles|| Asphalt jungle.
1906-1987, screenwriter, film director.
Hornblow, Arthur, Jr., 1893-1976, film producer.
Maddow, Ben, 1909-1992, screenwriter.
Hayden, Sterling, 1916-1986, actor.
Calhern, Louis, 1895-1956, actor.
Hagen, Jean, 1923-1977, actor.
Whitmore, James, 1921-2009, actor.
Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984, actor.
McIntire, John, 1907-1991, actor.
Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995, composer.
Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 1899-1982. Asphalt jungle.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire.
Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; editor, George Boemler ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
In English; with English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.
Special features: audio commentary from 2004 by film historian Drew Casper, featuring recordings of actor James Whitmore; new interviews with film noir historian Eddie Muller and cinematographer John Bailey; archival footage of writer-director John Huston discussing the film; Pharos of chaos a 1983 documentary about actor Sterling Haydon; episode of the television program City lights from 1979 featuring John Huston; audio excerpts of archival interviews with Huston; trailer. Container insert includes essay "A left-handed form of human endeavor" by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
2 videodiscs (approximately 112 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels ; color illustrations ; 19 cm).