MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 34,885 this week

Wet Asphalt (1958)
"Nasser Asphalt" (original title)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  1964 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 106 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 10 critic

In Berlin, when the journalist Greg Bachmann is released from prison six months before the end of his sentence, there is a driver named Jupp waiting for him. Soon he learns that the famous ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

The Link-Up
| FilmExperience
My Spider Links Are Tingling
| FilmExperience

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 19 Apr 2012
 
a list of 618 titles
created 30 Oct 2013
 
a list of 20 titles
created 03 Nov 2013
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Wet Asphalt" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wet Asphalt (1958)

Wet Asphalt (1958) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wet Asphalt.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Will Tremper
Stars: Karin Hübner, Louise Martini, Harald Leipnitz
That Woman (1966)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Will Tremper
Stars: Eva Renzi, Harald Leipnitz, Paul Hubschmid
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Will Tremper
Stars: Christian Doermer, Susanne Korda, Narziß Sokatscheff
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Horst Buchholz, Mary Costa, Nigel Patrick
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Horst Buchholz, José Ferrer, Valerie Gearon
Fanny (1961)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A love triangle between a young woman, a rich 60-something man and an aspiring sailor set in early 20th century Marseilles.

Director: Joshua Logan
Stars: Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Boyer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

Director: Liliana Cavani
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The son of a dead Italian nobleman and a wealthy American woman forgets the disappointment of finding he has no talent for being a painter by succumbing to the sexual advances of an amoral model who believes in indiscriminate love affairs.

Director: Damiano Damiani
Stars: Bette Davis, Horst Buchholz, Catherine Spaak
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
Stars: Horst Buchholz, Sylva Koscina, Ángel Picazo
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Directors: Antonio Pietrangeli, Valerio Zurlini
Stars: Philippe Leroy, Horst Buchholz, Danièle Gaubert
Johnny Banco (1967)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A hustler of humble origins steals $200,000 from a gangster and heads to Monte Carlo.

Director: Yves Allégret
Stars: Romain Bouteille, Horst Buchholz, Fée Calderon
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Greg Bachmann
Martin Held ...
Cesar Boyd
...
Bettina
...
Jupp
Heinz Reincke ...
Der Blinde
Inge Meysel ...
Gustl
Peter Capell ...
Donnagan
Renate Schacht ...
Wanda
Richard Münch ...
Dr. Wolf
Ludwig Linkmann ...
Tanek
Aranka Jaenke ...
Frau Adorf
Nikolai Baschkoff ...
Cepinek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolf Martini
Marlene Riphahn
Lenny Schultz
Edit

Storyline

In Berlin, when the journalist Greg Bachmann is released from prison six months before the end of his sentence, there is a driver named Jupp waiting for him. Soon he learns that the famous journalist Cesar Boyd was the responsible for the shorter sentence. Cesar offers a position of his assistant to Greg; in return, Boyd would write his story about his interviews to war criminals and Greg would help him in other matters. Meanwhile Boyd welcomes the daughter of a deceased friend, Bettina, and he becomes her guardian. Greg and Bettina feels immediately attracted by each other but Boyd is also interested in Bettina. When Boyd needs to send an article to a newspaper in Paris, he fabricates a story of a group of five German soldiers that have lived in a bunker in Poland for six years. In the end, one blind soldier would have survived and was sent to a Polish hospital. The story becomes a great sensation, affecting the governments of Poland, Russia and Germany and their inhabitants. When ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wet Asphalt  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Horst Buchholz... mein Papa (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Intriguing Ideas -- Seen, Alas, in A Dubbed Version
29 September 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

I have always eschewed dubbed movies. This may be the first one I've ever seen. The dubbed dialog includes a lot of forced sounding laughter and is highly reminiscent of inaccurate subtitles. Probably when the Unites States exports action movies that make hundreds of millions of dollars abroad, the dubbing is slicker.

The plot involves a young man token out of prison to assist a well known journalist. The young man is played by Horst Buchholz, surely one of the handsomest men ever to work in major movies. The journalist and his young female ward are unknown to me and it's difficulty to comment on their acting under these circumstances.

I have the feeling, which could be wrong, that the Buchholz character is meant to be a little like the Terrence Stamp character in Pasolini's "Teorema" -- that he is attractive to all who encounter him.

In any case, it's interesting to me that this movie was released a few years before "One, Two, Three." That is probably the movie for which most Americans know Buchholz. The plot is similar to that of Wilder's earlier "Ace in the Hole," in that it involves cynical, exploitative journalists.

I am not a fan of One, Two, Three," though I like almost everything else Wilder did in this country enormously. This project, with the same young male lead, might have been a more interesting undertaking for the man who made not only "Ace in the Hole" but also "A Foreign Affair."


2 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On which true story is this based? waldenpond88
Discuss Wet Asphalt (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?