Video/Film , DVD in English

The asphalt jungle

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a John Huston production ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screenplay by Ben Maddow and John Huston ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by John Huston.
  • [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
  • Two-DVD special edition.
  • 2 videodiscs (approximately 112 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 insert (12 panels ; color illustrations ; 19 cm)
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD, NTSC region 1, full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
  • Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; film editor, George Boemler ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
  • Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marilyn Monroe.
  • Feature films.
  • Film noir.
  • Crime films.
  • Detective and mystery films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Crime films.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • 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.
Other information
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
  • Based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.
  • Full screen (1.37:1).
  • 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.
  • Not rated.
  • Language: In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Publisher's number
  • CC2712DDVD Criterion Collection
  • 9781681432403
  • 1681432404
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515190718
  • OCLC: 961480722
  • OCLC: 961480722