The Asphalt Jungle: Season 1, Episode 10

The Fighter (4 Jun. 1961)

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An ex-boxer in hock to a pair of loan sharks agrees to help them carry out a robbery in exchange for their erasing his debt to them.

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Carol Jonay
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Josip Elic ...
Luther (as Joseph Elic)
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Gus Honochek
Gene Coogan ...
Bath patron (detective)
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Sgt. Danny Keller (as Bill Smith)
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Rosie Tebell
Robert F. Simon ...
Dan Heldon
Jan Arvan ...
Venuto
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Mrs. Heldon
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Joe Garfield
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ...
Allie Jonay
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An ex-boxer in hock to a pair of loan sharks agrees to help them carry out a robbery in exchange for their erasing his debt to them.

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(Westrex Recording System)

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What a good surprise

This TV show is really absolutely terrific. A true noir atmosphere all long the episodes. The whole of them. Here, no exception. The tale of a prizefighter played by a very convincing actor whom I have never heard about yet, who is set up by a bunch of gangsters - loan sharks - who want him to help them to pull a robbery. The perfect film noir scheme, written, as most of the épisodes of this show, by the Genius William R Burnett. Yes, the characterization is very poignant. The writers and producers seemed to emphasize on this emotional side for the characters. No really evil ones. Anti heroes for most of them. I also appreciate the two cops team, Bill Smith and Jack Warden. Such a shame this TV series was not longer than only fourteen - ? - episodes. It would have been great if there had been at least forty of them.


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