The Asphalt Jungle 1950 PG
8.00PM Wed 3 May 2017 (1hr 52mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
A gritty ensemble crime drama, The Asphalt Jungle is a study of a gang of rogues , their elaborate heist, and the murderous fallout between them all. The cast is stellar across the board - Sterling Hayden gives a typically commanding performance as one of the members of the gang and Marilyn Monroe lights up the screen in a small key role, one of her early breakout performances. John Huston (who directed and co-wrote the script) was a master storyteller; he understood tension and narrative flow, but he also knew how to craft rich characters and then get his actors to inhabit them. The Asphalt Jungle takes a familiar story – a group of crooks looking to make one last big score – and elevates it above and beyond its tropes. A meaty, hard-nosed film noir from one of the great American directors.
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 112 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: JOHN HUSTON / PRODUCER: ARTHUR HORNBLOW JR. / SCRIPT: BEN MADDOW, JOHN HUSTON / BASED ON THE NOVEL BY W.R. BURNETT / CINEMATOGRAPHER: HAROLD ROSSON / EDITOR: GEORGE BOEMLER / CAST: MARILYN MONROE, STERLING HAYDEN, LOUIS CALHERN, JEAN HAGEN / MUSIC: MIKLÓS RÓZSA / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: ROADSHOW ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM
PG | Low Level Violence