Co-Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen
Marilyn's Character: Angela Phinlay
Director: John Huston
Synopsis: A carefully planned heist goes awry due to double-crossing.
The Asphalt Jungle was a breakthrough role for Marilyn, and one that suited her perfectly. Johnny Hyde worked hard to get her the role, and she auditioned for the role lying on the floor, as the scene called for her to be lying on a couch. The film was critically acclaimed and was nominated for several Academy Awards.
There's a beautiful blonde too, name of Marilyn Monroe, who plays Calhern's girlfriend, and makes the most of her footage.~Photoplay
It is the crime picture of this decade, and it may be the best one ever made.~New York Post
...everyone in the picture...gives an unimpeachable performance.~New York Times