You have a lot of time to think when you're locked away for seven years. So criminal mastermind Doc conceives what he believes is the prefect heist. As in The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, director John Hudson explores the feverish grab for the big score and how it unravels in The Asphalt Jungle, a renowned tale of dishonour among theives whose cast includes Sam Jaffe as Doc and Sterling Hayden as Doc's unflappable gunsel.
Louis Calhern portrays Emmerich, the shady lawyer for whom "crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavour". And rising star Marilyn Monroe grabs everyone's attention as the dozie who briefly provides Emmerich with hte most gorgeous alibi ever to reach the screen. Welcome to the jungle, film-noir fans!