THE ASPHALT JUNGLE. Burnett, illiam, iley.


New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949. Octavo, boards. First edition. "Equalling his best, Little Caesar, High Sierra, this is a sustained and relentless story of the planning and execution of a foolproof crime, the robbery of a jewelry store in a middle western city...And from the first premonitions to the first wrong moves, this follows through the aftermath of the crime, the dragnet and the chase which ended in death or capture... In its accuracy, its intensity, this is pretty hard to beat." - Kirkus review, 22 August, 1949. Basis for the classic film noir with Sterling Hayden, Sam Jaffe and Marilyn Monroe, directed by John Huston. Hubin, pp. 119-120. Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir, 17. Silver and Ward (eds.), Film Noir: An Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style (3rd edition), pp. 13-15. Johnson, The Dark Page II, p. 18. Age darkening to spine and edges, a very good copy in a good dust jacket with edge wear, tiny chips and creases, large chip to the head of the spine panel affecting part of the title lettering. (24717). Item #24717

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