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Festival of the Future City presents

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Dir: John Huston, 1950, USA, 112 mins, Cert: PG

Sun 27 October 2019 // 15:00

Tickets: £6 (full) / £5 (concession)

Set in an unnamed mid-western city, this gritty film – winner of the Academy Award for best director – tells the story of a meticulously-planned jewellery heist and the double-crosses, bad luck, police brutality, murder and suicide that follow. Photoplay called it a ‘brutally frank story of crime and punishment… packed with stand-out performances’. The cast includes Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Marilyn Monroe and Sam Jaffe (who won the Academy Award for best supporting actor).

This film screens as part of our October/November noir season, and is part of the Festival of the Future City film programme:


This film screening is supported by the BFI.