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Book Description
Macdonald, London, 1950. Hard Back. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine. First Edition. pp.240; black cloth covers, gilt to spine; Internally fine. Not price-clipped. A nice copy
Dealer Notes
The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir and heist film directed by John Huston. Based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett, it tells the story of a jewel robbery in a Midwestern city. The film stars Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern and Jean Hagen, and features James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, and John McIntire. Marilyn Monroe also appears, in one of her earliest roles.
The film was nominated for four Academy Awards. In 2008, The Asphalt Jungle was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

From the publication of Burnett's first novel, Little Caesar in 1929, Burnett had a strong track record of books that were adapted into films shortly after publication. Huston and Ben Maddow wrote the adaptation, which emphasized the crooks' story, which reduced the police procedural aspect. Burnett was consulted as the shooting script was being written, and he approved the final version. The studio allowed the production a relatively free hand.
Author W R Burnett
Date 1950
Binding Cloth
Publisher Macdonald
Illustrator N/A
Condition Near Fine
Pages 240

Price: £125.00

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