This comm acknowledges the Korean War on July 27th (the day of its cease-fire) but since this is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, I thought I'd mention it today. I decided to choose a non-war film from that year to commemorate the occasion.
The Asphalt Jungle was released on June 1, 1950, twenty-four days before the war began. It's considered one of the finest of the film noir/heist flick genres, starring Sterling Hayden and featuring Marilyn Monroe in one of her earlier roles in a memorable performance. Tough, taut, and thrilling, this film delivers the goods in fine 1950s style.