Friday Night Noir: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Friday May 10

The gold standard for “caper” films. John Huston brings a neo-realist feel to his version of W. R. Burnett’s classic crime novel, and a remarkable cast vividly brings to life the book’s rogues gallery of crooked characters. Starring Sterling Hayden and Jean Hagen, and featuring a trio of the finest supporting performances ever: Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, and Marc Lawrence. Huston also gets credit for being the first to exploit the extraordinary onscreen sex appeal of Marilyn Monroe—this was the film that launched her meteoric rise to stardom.

(1950 / b&w / 112 min.)
All tickets $5.00
Doors open 7:00 | showtime at 7:30