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Title The asphalt jungle [videorecording] / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; a John Huston production ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Ben Maddow and John Huston ; produced by Arthur Hornblow, Jr. ; directed by John Huston.

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    ASP    Available
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library DVD.
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 112 min.) : DVD video, sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels ; color illustrations ; 19 cm)
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical monaural Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture lcsh
Series The Criterion collection ; 847
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 847.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1 screen ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
Cast Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Marilyn Monroe.
Credits Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; art directors, Cedric Gibbons and Randall Duell ; film editor, George Boemler ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme"--Container.
Note 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; episode of the television program City lights from 1979 featuring John Huston; Pharos of chaos a 1983 documentary about actor Sterling Haydon; 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.
Subject Jewelry theft -- Drama.
Ex-convicts -- Drama.
Jewel thieves -- Drama.
Robo -- Teatro.
Joyas -- Teatro.
Genre/Form Film noir.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Huston, John, 1906-1987, film director, screenwriter.
Hornblow, Arthur, Jr., 1893-1976, film producer.
Maddow, Ben, 1909-1992, screenwriter.
Hayden, Sterling, 1916-1986, actor.
Calhern, Louis, 1895-1956, actor.
Hagen, Jean, 1924-1977, actor.
Whitmore, James, 1921-2009, actor.
Jaffe, Sam, 1891-1984, actor.
McIntire, John, 1907-1991, actor.
Lawrence, Marc, 1910-2005, actor.
Kelley, Barry, 1908-1991, actor.
Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Burnett, W. R. (William Riley), 1899-1982. Asphalt jungle
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Asphalt jungle (Motion picture).
ISBN 9781681432403
Standard No. 715515190718
Music No. CC2712DDVD Criterion Collection
CC2712D Criterion Collection

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