When the intelligent criminal Erwin "Doc" Riedenschneider is released from prison, he seeks a fifty thousand-dollar investment from the bookmaker Cobby to recruit a small gang of specialists for a million-dollar heist of jewels from a jewelry. Doc is introduced to the lawyer Alonzo D. Emmerich that offers to finance the whole operation and buy the gems immediately after the burglary. Doc hires the safecracker Louis Ciavelli, the driver Gus Minissi and the gunman Dix Handley to the heist. His plan works perfectly but bad luck and betrayals compromise the steps after the heist and the gangsters need to flee from the police. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
I always find it enjoyable to go back and watch the classics. This time around I took in the film ASPHALT JUNGLE. What I like about this film is the story, the caper, and the characters. I have also been fascinated by the film noir genre as well and look to films like these to help develop my own style. So for ASPHALT JUNGLE I give it 3 ½ stars.