“The Asphalt Jungle” quotes

Movie The Asphalt Jungle
John Huston directed this movie in 1950
Title The Asphalt Jungle
Year 1950
Director John Huston
Genre Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
Plot – During his detention, Doc studies a foolproof plan to steal a lot of jewelry. Alonzo Emmerich, an unscrupulous lawyer, agrees to help him giving him some money, borrowed from Cobby, a loan shark. The hit is successful although one member of the gang is killed. Then things fail and the gang falls apart.
All actors – Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marc Lawrence, Barry Kelley, Anthony Caruso, Teresa Celli, Marilyn Monroe, William 'Wee Willie' Davis, Dorothy Tree, Brad Dexter, John Maxwell, , Mary Anderson, Ray Bennett, David Bond, Chet Brandenburg, Benny Burt, Harry G. Butcher, Frank Cady, Jean Carter, Mack Chandler, David Clarke, John Cliff, Harry Cody, Gene Coogan, Henry Corden, Chuck Courtney, John Crawford, Ralph Dunn, Gene Evans, Pat Flaherty, Alex Gerry, Sol Gorss, Fred Graham, William Haade, Don Haggerty, Eloise Hardt, Thomas Browne Henry, Wesley Hopper, George Lynn, Ethel Lyons, Fred Marlow, Strother Martin, Patricia Miller, Howard M. Mitchell, Ralph Montgomery, Alberto Morin, Kerry O'Day, Raymond Roe, Henry Rowland, Tim Ryan, James Seay, Jack Shea, Charles Sherlock, J. Lewis Smith, J.J. Smith, Joseph Darr Smith, Helene Stanley, Jack Stoney, Ray Teal, Leah Wakefield, Harlan Warde, Jack Warden, William Washington, Constance Weiler, Judith Wood, Victor Wood, Wilson Wood, Jeff York
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  • “- Louis Ciavelli: What are you sweatin' for?
    - Cobby: Money makes me sweat, that's all. It's the way I am.”

    Anthony Caruso - Louis Ciavelli
    Marc Lawrence - Cobby
  • “I don't want promises, I want - cash.”
    Louis Calhern - Alonzo D. Emmerich
  • “- Cobby: How can things go so wrong? How is it possible? One man killed, two others plugged. I'm out 30 grand. We got a load of rocks we can't even peddle.
    - Dix Handley: Quit crying and get me some bourbon.”

    Marc Lawrence - Cobby
    Sterling Hayden - Dix Handley
  • “For $50, I'd drive you to the North Pole.”
    Henry Rowland - Frank Schurz - Doc's Taxi Driver
  • “Experience has taught me never to trust a policeman. Just when you think one's all right, he turns legit.”
    Sam Jaffe - Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
    [Tag:police, trust]
  • “- May Emmerich: Oh, Lon, when I think of all those awful people you come in contact with - downright criminals - I get scared.
    - Alonzo D. Emmerich: Oh, there's nothing so different about them. After all, crime is only... a left-handed form of human endeavor.”

    Dorothy Tree - May Emmerich
    Louis Calhern - Alonzo D. Emmerich
    [Tag:crime, criminals]
  • “People are being cheated, robbed, murdered, raped. And that goes on 24 hours a day, every day in the year. And that's not exceptional, that's usual. It's the same in every city in the modern world. But suppose we had no police force, good or bad. Suppose we had... just silence. Nobody to listen, nobody to answer. The battle's finished. The...” (continue)(continue reading)
    John McIntire - Police Commissioner Hardy
    [Tag:crime, police]
  • “One way or another, we all work for our vice.”
    Sam Jaffe - Doc Erwin Riedenschneider