The Asphalt Jungle

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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.

Director: John Huston
Writer: Ben Maddow (screen play), John Huston (screen play), W.R. Burnett (from a novel by)
Production: WARNER BROTHERS PICTURES
Year: 1950
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 01 Jun 1950
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations.


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One way or another
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Did I ever welsh
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Haven't you bothered me enough
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That copper
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People are being cheated
Why don't you quit cryin' and get me some bourbon - screenshot from movie The Asphalt Jungle
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Why don't you quit cryin' and get me some bourbon
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There's nothing so different about them
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Let's not stop
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He won't get very far
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Here's to the drink habit
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I'd drive you to the North Pole
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A hooligan
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If I were you
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Don't call me Uncle Lon
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I had the market send over some salt mackerel for you
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This is Cobby
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How's that
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What if I told you I've got a plan worked out to get it all
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How do we raise the money
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What about my debtors
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Never does a lick of work
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He left prison yesterday at 12 noon
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I wouldn't go parading around this neighborhood with a...
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Take my word for it
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I don't want promises
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How can things go so wrong
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Sounds like a soul in hell
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Ever been in Mexico City
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She confirmed what Emmerich said
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I don't know
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It's a shame to bust this door in
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I spoke to Mr
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Take my advice and knock off for a while
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Why don't you wise up
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Sad to say
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That's all
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I've got over 100
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After this job
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See that you have a place to stay
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There's only one driver
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The information she gave me is that he's broke
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I don't like the guy
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That busted down wrestler
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If you want fresh air
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Whenever Louis gets into trouble
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I'd go easy on that liquor if I were you
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Just politics
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You wait and see
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Why are they pounding so
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I'll tell them about the juice you've been getting
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Don't worry
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Somebody saw him here
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That squarehead
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Married 20 years
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What's this

Movie Quotes

Movie Cast

Dix Handley - Sterling Hayden
Alonzo D. Emmerich - Louis Calhern
Doll Conovan - Jean Hagen
Gus Minissi - James Whitmore
Doc Erwin Riedenschneider - Sam Jaffe
Police Commissioner Hardy - John McIntire
Lt. Ditrich - Barry Kelley
Louis Ciavelli - Anthony Caruso
Maria Ciavelli - Teresa Celli
Angela Phinlay - Marilyn Monroe
Timmons (as William Davis) - William 'Wee Willie' Davis
May Emmerich - Dorothy Tree
Bob Brannom - Brad Dexter
Dr. Swanson - John Maxwell
Police Broadcaster (voice) - Mary Anderson
Detective in Hardy's Office - Ray Bennett
Father Sortine - David Bond
Man at Line-Up - Chet Brandenburg
Taxi Driver - Benny Burt
Police Broadcaster (voice) - Harry G. Butcher
Night Clerk - Frank Cady
Woman - Jean Carter
Gambler - Mack Chandler
Mr. Atkinson - Railroad Man - David Clarke
Policeman - John Cliff
Gambler - Harry Cody
Reporter - Gene Coogan
Karl Anton Smith - Henry Corden
Red - Boy in Diner - Chuck Courtney
Reporter - John Crawford
Policeman - Ralph Dunn
Policeman at Ciavelli's Apartment - Gene Evans
Policeman - Pat Flaherty
Maxwell - Alex Gerry
Policeman - Sol Gorss
Truck Driver - Fred Graham
Bill - Cop Outside Diner - William Haade
Det. Andrews - Don Haggerty
Vivian - Eloise Hardt
James X. Connery - Thomas Browne Henry
Policeman - Wesley Hopper
Detective at Ciavelli's Apartment - George Lynn
Police Broadcaster (voice) - Ethel Lyons
Reporter - Fred Marlow
William Doldy - Strother Martin
Secretary - Howard M. Mitchell
Counterman - Ralph Montgomery
Eddie Donato - Alberto Morin
Tallboy - Raymond Roe
Frank Schurz - Doc's Taxi Driver - Henry Rowland
Jack - Police Clerk - Tim Ryan
Officer Janocek - James Seay
Policeman - Jack Shea
Gambler - J. Lewis Smith
Police Broadcaster (voice) - J.J. Smith
Jeannie - Girl in Diner - Helene Stanley
Policeman - Jack Stoney
Cop in Car Barn Slugged by Dix - Ray Teal
Reporter - Harlan Warde
Bit Role - Jack Warden
Woman - Judith Wood
Evans - Victor Wood
Policeman - Jeff York