Noir City Detroit Sunday – The Asphalt Jungle and Cry Danger
Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) Tickets: $10
Noir City Detroit Double Feature 3: The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and Cry Danger (1951) hosted by Eddie Muller
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
1950, 112 min., USA, Dir. John Huston
Wily Doc Riedenschneider (Sam Jaffe) gets sprung from the joint and immediately plans a jewelry store job with a can't-miss crew of professionals. There's no perfect crime—and no perfect criminals—because each man carries the seeds of his own destruction. Boasting perhaps the greatest ensemble cast ever—Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen, Sam Jaffe, Louis Calhern, Anthony Caruso, Brad Dexter, Marc Lawrence, and a tempestuous turn that put Marilyn Monroe on the map.
1951, 79 min., USA, Dir. Robert Parrish, 35mm FNF Restoration!
One of the most wicked and witty revenge yarns of the original film noir era. When we showed Cry Danger at San Francisco’s 2007 NOIR CITY festival, we had to screen star Dick Powell's personal 16-millimeter print; no 35-millimeter copies existed. We're thrilled to present this terrific film—Parrish's debut as a director—in a 35mm restoration, courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film & Television Archive. It co-stars the ravishing Rhonda Fleming and the redoubtable Richard Erdman, one of the great wisecrackers of all time.