The asphalt jungle

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
Two-DVD special edition.
9781681432403, 1681432404
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2 videodiscs (approximately 112 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (12 panels ; color illustrations ; 19 cm). 


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
Two-DVD special edition.
9781681432403, 1681432404


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
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Based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.
General Note
Full screen (1.37:1).
General 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; 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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; film editor, George Boemler ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marilyn Monroe.
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.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD, NTSC region 1, full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
In English, optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Huston, J., Hornblow, A., Jr., Maddow, B., Hayden, S., Calhern, L., Hagen, J., Whitmore, J., Jaffe, S., McIntire, J., Monroe, M., Rózsa, M., Boemler, G., Rosson, H., & Burnett, W. R. 1. (2016). The asphalt jungle (Two-DVD special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

John Huston et al.. 2016. The Asphalt Jungle. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

John Huston et al.. The Asphalt Jungle The Criterion Collection, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Huston, John, et al. The Asphalt Jungle Two-DVD special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2016.

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