The Asphalt Jungle

1950 film by John Huston

The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 American crime movie directed by John Huston and was based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett. It stars Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Marc Lawrence, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Caruso, Barry Kelley and was distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was nominated for 4 Academy Awards in 1951.

The Asphalt Jungle
Directed byJohn Huston
Produced byArthur Hornblow Jr.
Screenplay byBen Maddow
John Huston
Based onThe Asphalt Jungle
1949 novel
by W. R. Burnett
StarringSterling Hayden
Louis Calhern
Jean Hagen
Music byMiklós Rózsa
CinematographyHarold Rosson
Edited byGeorge Boemler
Distributed byLoew's Inc.
Release date
  • June 1, 1950 (1950-06-01) (US)
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States


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  2. Scott Eyman, Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer, Robson, 2005 p 427

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