Video Sources 0 Views

  • Watch
  • Source 1123movies
  • Source 2123movies
  • Source 3123movies
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies

The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies

The City Under the CityMay. 12, 1950112 Min.
Your rating: 0
6 1 vote


Watch: The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies, Full Movie Online – When the intelligent criminal Erwin “Doc” Riedenschneider is released from prison, he seeks a fifty thousand-dollar investment from the bookmaker Cobby to recruit a small gang of specialists for a million-dollar heist of jewels from a jewelry. Doc is introduced to the lawyer Alonzo D. Emmerich who offers to finance the whole operation and buy the gems immediately after the burglary. Doc hires the safe cracker Louis Ciavelli, the driver Gus Minissi, and the gunman Dix Handley to the heist. His plan works perfectly but bad luck and betrayals compromise the steps after the heist and the gangsters need to flee from the police..
Plot: Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar “Doc” Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.
Smart Tags: #jewel_heist #fatal_wound #gunshot_wound #planning_a_robbery #jewel_robbery #juke_box #shot_wound #naive_girl #boyfriend_girlfriend_relationship #american_criminal #corpse_thrown_in_water #financial_problem #criminal_mastermind #plan_gone_wrong #mortal_wound #electric_eye #corrupt_cop #police_car #train_track #witness #revolver

Find Alternative – The Asphalt Jungle 1950, Streaming Links:

123movies | FMmovies | Putlocker | GoMovies | SolarMovie | Soap2day


7.8/10 Votes: 27,703
97% | RottenTomatoes
85/100 | MetaCritic
N/A Votes: 376 Popularity: 10.188 | TMDB


Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one’s all right, he turns legit.
Out of MGM, The Asphalt Jungle is directed by John Huston and based on the novel of the same name by W.R. Burnett. It stars Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, James Whitmore, Teresa Celli, and in a minor but important role, Marilyn Monroe. Miklós Rózsa scores the music and Harold Rosson photographs it in black & white. Plot sees Erwin “Doc” Riedenschneider (Jaffe) leave prison and quickly assemble a gang to execute a long in gestation jewellery heist. However, with suspicion rife and fate waiting to take a hand, the carefully constructed caper starts to come apart at the seams.

John Huston liked a tough movie, having given film noir in America a jump start with The Maltese Falcon in 1941, he also that same year adapted W.R. Burnett’s novel High Sierra. Burnett also had on his CV crime classic stories Little Caesar & Scarface, so it’s no surprise that Huston was drawn to The Asphalt Jungle. As it turned out, it was a match made in gritty urban heaven.

The Asphalt Jungle was one of the first crime films to break with convention and tell the story from the actual side of the criminals. Where once it was the pursuing law officers or private detectives that were the heavy part of the plotting, now under Huston’s crafty guidance we have a study in crime and a daring for us to empathise with a bunch of criminals, villains and anti-heroes. As a group the gang consists of very differing characters, and yet they have a common bond, for they each strive for a better life. Be it Hayden’s luggish Dix, who dreams of buying back his father’s horse ranch back in Kentucky, or Jaffe’s Doc, who wants to retire to Mexico and surround himself with girls – it’s greed and yearning that binds them all together – With alienation and bleakness, in true film noir traditions, featuring heavily as the plot (and gang) unravels.

With gritty dialogue and atmospherically oozing a naturalistic feel, it’s also no surprise to note that Huston’s movie would go on to influence a ream of similar type films. Some good, some bad, but very few of them have been able to capture the suspense that is wrung out for the actual heist sequence in this. Fabulous in its authenticity, and with that out of the way, it then sets the decaying tone for the rest of the piece. Interesting to note that although we are now firmly in the lives of the “gang”, including their respective women (Hagen, Monroe & Celli all shining in what is a very macho movie), we still know that the society outside of their circle is hardly nice either! This is stripped down brutalistic film noir. Merciless to its characters and thriving on ill fate, and closing with a finale that is as perfect as it gets, this is a top line entry in what is the most wonderful of film making styles. 9.5/10

Review By: hitchcockthelegend
Splendid early 50’s noir thriller
A group of criminals band together for a daring jewelry heist that goes off as planned. However, bad luck and a series of double crosses cause things to eventually unravel.

Director John Huston, who also co-wrote the taut and involving script with Ben Maddow, keeps the gripping story moving along at a steady pace, maintains a tough gritty tone throughout, and offers a flavorsome evocation of the sordid urban underworld environment. This film further benefits from a wonderfully rich rogues’ gallery of colorful low-life hoodlums: Sterling Hayden as hard-nosed hooligan Dix Handley, Sam Jaffe as shrewd criminal mastermind Doc Erwin Riedenschneider, who has a fatal weakness for pretty young girls; Louis Calhern as slimy two-timing corrupt lawyer Alonzo D. Emmerich, James Whitmore as friendly hunchbacked wheelman Gus Minissi, Marc Lawrence as sniveling weasel Cobby, Anthony Caruso as hapless safecracker Louis Cavelli, and Barry Kelley as brutish crooked detective Lt. Ditrich. Moreover, Jean Hagen radiates tremendous charm as Handley’s loyal, but worried moll Doll Conovan, John McIntire delivers a fine performance as the no-nonsense police commissioner Hardy, and Marilyn Monrie makes a nice impression as Emmerich’s sweet’n’sexy mistress Angela Phiney. In addition, this movie has a extra bitter sting thanks to its strong sense of bleak fatalism in which all of the lawbreaking characters are undone by their own flaws and vices. Harold Rosson’s sharp black and white cinematography provides a pleasing crisp look. Highly recommended.

Review By: Woodyanders

Other Information:

Original Title The Asphalt Jungle
Release Date 1950-05-12
Release Year 1950

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Budget 1232000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Passed
Genre Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Director John Huston
Writer Ben Maddow, John Huston, W.R. Burnett
Actors Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. 5 wins & 14 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 3,074.5 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 123movies
Original title The Asphalt Jungle
TMDb Rating 7.535 376 votes

Similar titles

The Monster of Blackwood Castle 1968 123movies
She Remembers, He Forgets 2015 123movies
Feast of Love 2007 123movies
Blush 2015 123movies
Middleground 2017 123movies
The January Man 1989 123movies
The Man Without Gravity 2019 123movies
Radiofreccia 1998 123movies
Devoured 2012 123movies
52 Tuesdays 2014 123movies
Safe 1995 123movies
Canola 2016 123movies 123movies