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"The Asphalt Jungle" The McMasters Story (1961)

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E. Jack Neuman (written by)
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Original Air Date:
14 May 1961 (Season 1, Episode 7)
An ex-gangster named David McMasters is gunned down by two men. What at first looks to be just another... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Jack Warden ... Matt Gower

Arch Johnson ... Gus Honochek

William Smith ... Sgt. Danny Keller (as Bill Smith)

Edward Binns ... Sgt. George Costello

Malcolm Atterbury ... William Bradley
Erin O'Brien ... Norma Randall

Adam Williams ... Sam Harper
Zolya Talma ... Alma Kenovek
Jack Reitzen ... Cayetano Manrique
Ken Tilles ... Yves Manrique
Gene Roth ... David McMasters

Abraham Sofaer ... Pablo Manrique

Episode Crew
Directed by
Herman Hoffman 
Writing credits
E. Jack Neuman (written by)

W.R. Burnett (series based on the story)

Produced by
Mel Epstein .... associate producer
Arthur Lewis .... producer
Original Music by
Calvin Jackson (music score)
Cinematography by
Dale Deverman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Sheets 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Merrill Pye 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Otto Siegel 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald C. Klune .... assistant director
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Editorial Department
John D. Dunning .... supervising film editor (as John Dunning)
Music Department
Duke Ellington .... composer: theme music
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor (as Harry Lojewski)
Other crew
Earl Booth .... story editor

Series Crew
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Other crew
Robert H. Justman .... production coordinator
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)


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Gangland murder tepid story, 24 March 2015

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A big gang boss is murdered and the police force investigate, whilst protecting the boss's daughter now on the spot. An exciting story here. Talkative, but rewarding episode so far in the series. Gene Roth, as the murdered boss, just in the beginning, is maybe the most interesting character here, with the daughter's one, and also the bald killer too. No trace of actual noir, brutal atmosphere which I seek in that kind of shows or films, but the ending is unexpected, bleak as I like. But don't miss it, because it's so rare, the entire series I mean, even if this episode is not the best of them all. Some french spoken scènes here, with a surprising Bill Smith talking perfectly Molière's language. SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS No happy ending here. I love that.

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