Saturday Film Noir – The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950), directed by John Huston, is based on the novel of the same title by W. R. Burnett. The film tells the story of a group of men planning and executing a jewel robbery. It was selected in 2008 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. In Spain  The Asphalt Jungle was released as La jungla del asfalto, aka Mientras la ciudad duerme.



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