April 15

The Asphalt Jungle

Posted by lori . 4 Comments

This is a classic in film noir.  It is the story of a group of men planning and executing a jewel robbery.  The characters (and the actors’ performances) are memorable and complex.  Although criminal, crook or shady character, each has aspirations, hopes and troubles.  You get the sense that there may be reasons why they live on the darker side of society.  Although this is hard-boiled film noir, what’s tough lingo during one period of time, is comical in another.  My husband and I are still known to threaten, “Don’t make me plug you in the pump.”  The Asphalt Jungle is also an early film of Marilyn Monroe’s…so early that she was not mentioned on the movie poster.

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4 Responses to " The Asphalt Jungle"

  • Hmmmmm….we apparently don’t gets out much cuz we hasn’t seen it. Mum has heard of it but I thought you was talkin’ bouts da Jungle Fever movie.


    • lori says:

      I had never heard of Jungle Fever…where have I been? The Asphalt Jungle is a bit “tough” for a sweet little girl like you, but I could see it appealing to your tougher, beer-drinking side. You could have a lot of fun with the criminal lingo.

  • Sherry says:

    Now, I just have to say – I think I will tell my husband “Don’t make me plug you in the pump” any chance I get. That is hysterical!

  • houndstooth4 says:

    I have never seen this one before, but our Netflix queue is getting low, so I might add it for fun!

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