Film Noir Matinee Series

'The Asphalt Jungle,' 1950

Movie poster for The Asphalt JungleThis caper noir is directed by John Huston, from a novel of the same name by W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar, Scarface, High Sierra), and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, and a young Marilyn Monroe in her breakthrough role. Ultimately the story of the planning and execution of a jewel heist that goes horribly awry in true noir fashion, Huston’s sharp cinematography, fast-paced editing, and bleak storyline make this an Academy Award-nominated classic of the genre.
 
Please join other noir enthusiasts for the film and discussion on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2 p.m.
 
Black and White, Unrated, 112 minutes.