The Asphalt Jungle is sober crime caper flick directed by John Huston, presenting the criminal underworld as a group of fully realized characters captured by passions they have limited control over.
The movie is ostensibly set in (and apparently shot on location in limited scenes) what is likely Cincinnati, Ohio, a city which even today has sections which are unusually dangerous. Actually it was across the river in Newport, Kentucky that crime ruled, though Newport is much diminished these days in the shadow of its more famous sister across the water, mostly famous for its aquarium.
|Hayden on the streets of Cincinnati|
|Whtimore and Hayden in a dive|
|Jaffe, Hayden, Whtimore and Caruso plot|
|Jaffe, Hagen and Hayden marvel at the loot|
|Monroe steals the scene and maybe the movie|