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Wet Asphalt (1958)

Nasser Asphalt (original title)
| Drama, Thriller | 1964 (USA)
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:

Frank Wisbar

Writers:

Will Tremper (screenplay), Will Tremper (story)
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Cast

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

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wet Asphalt See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Inter West See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Cesar Boyd: All right, I'm a liar. I made the entire thing up from beginning to end. Are you satisfied? Caesar Boyd confesses. Please stay.
Greg Bachmann: I would rather die.
Cesar Boyd: Greg, don't act as though you didn't know the facts of life. This is how it's always been. Lies, lies, lies. We newspapermen live by lies. A lie is nothing but a journalist's trademark. That's what sells newspapers.
Greg Bachmann: In the life of everyman they say there's a turning point. Last night I decided to finish you once and for all, but I'm afraid I ...
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The Big Lie
18 December 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Berlin, when the journalist Greg Bachmann (Horst Buchholz) is released from prison six months before the end of his sentence, there is a driver named Jupp (Gert Fröbe) waiting for him. Soon he learns that the famous journalist Cesar Boyd (Martin Held) 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 (Maria Perschy), 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 Greg discovers the big lie of his boss and mentor, he has to take an attitude; but Boyd is an old fox.

"Nasser Asphalt", a.k.a. "Wet Asphalt", is a dramatic thriller based on a true story that shows the effect of a swindle in the press. The character Greg Bachmann is too brave and does not accept to sell his soul to the powerful Cesar Boyd and prefers to expose his former boss to the press, in a rare example of integrity and ethic. Unfortunately the DVD released in Brazil is dubbed in English. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Asfalto Molhado" ("Wet Asphalt")


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