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The Asphalt Jungle (First Edition)

The Asphalt Jungle (First Edition)

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The Asphalt Jungle (First Edition)

by W.R. Burnett

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1950 film noir directed and adapted for the screen by John Huston, starring Sterling Hayden, Sam Jaffe, and Marilyn Monroe.

Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Board edges lightly rubbed and toned. Jacket lightly edgeworn, with a short closed tear on the heel.

The Dark Page II: 1959-1965, p. 18.


The perfect crime goes awry. The problem? Human nature. The seemingly foolproof jewel heist requires the involvement of Doc Reimenschneider, a master criminal just out of prison, an itinerant hood named Dix, and their fence, the sleazy lawyer Alonzo Emmerich. The 1949 film, directed by John Huston, featured Sam Jaffe, Jean Hagen, and Marilyn Monroe.


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The Asphalt Jungle (First Edition)
W.R. Burnett
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Alfred A. Knopf
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Books into Film | Mystery and Crime | Hard-boiled Crime Fiction | Film Noir | Heist Film
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