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Movie Matinee - The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

May 15, 2013

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Join us for a classic movie every Wednesday morning.

This week's movie is: The Asphalt Jungle (1950). Tension builds as a couple of small-time losers plan a jewel heist. The plot of this classic film has been borrowed many times, but John Huston's tight direction gave the film a powerful urgency that has yet to be rivaled. Sterling Hayden is perfect as the thieves’ leader.

Starring Sterling Hayden and Jean Hagen. Turner/MGM Black and White. Not rated. 112 minutes.

 

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