bradygirl_12 (bradygirl_12) wrote,

The Asphalt Jungle (For The 70th Anniversary Of The Start Of The Korean War)

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.

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Tags: history, korean war, movie, movie trailer, movies, rl, u.s.a.
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