THE ASPHALT JUNGLE. The City Under the City. A Screenplay by Ben Maddow and John Huston. From a novel by W. R. Burnett. Afterword by W. R. Burnett

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (1980). First edition thus. Hardcover. A volume in the Screenplay Library edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli. 146pp illustrated from photographs from the film. The cast included Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe and John McIntire. Directed by John Huston. Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr. Written from a perspective so original and challenging it had exhibitors complaining they couldn't understand the title and reviewers expressing dismay at "the item of repulsive exhibition," The Asphalt Jungle, by Ben Maddow and John Huston, permanently changed the Hollywood genre of cops-and-robbers. A fine copy in red cloth in a very good plus to near fine jacket with light sunning to spine. Item #14107
ISBN: 0809309424

Price: $50.00

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