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The Asphalt Jungle 

Captain Gus Hornochek and Sergeant Danny Keller are members of a special force dedicated to eliminating criminal elements. Taking place in an unnamed Midwestern city, the two officers report to Commissioner Matt Gower.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Warden ...  Matt Gower 13 episodes, 1961
Arch Johnson ...  Gus Honochek / ... 13 episodes, 1961
William Smith ...  Danny Keller 13 episodes, 1961
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Captain Gus Hornochek and Sergeant Danny Keller are members of a special force dedicated to eliminating criminal elements. Taking place in an unnamed Midwestern city, the two officers report to Commissioner Matt Gower.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asphaltdschungel See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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(13 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Jack Warden (Matt Gower) had a bit role in The Asphalt Jungle (1950). See more »

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Edited into The Lawbreakers (1961) See more »

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From the Golden Age of TV cop shows
17 March 2006 | by jakfloSee all my reviews

Remember Robert Lansing in 87th Precinct, or Lee Marvin in M-Squad?? Golden Age indeed..!

Even though it's called "The Asphalt Jungle" this series had nothing to do with W.R. Burnett's noir classic novel (which was made into a movie starring Sterling Hayden, James Whitmore, John McIntire and Sam Jaffee)...

This is one of the first 60 minute cop shows I recall (along with 87th Pct and the later episodes of Naked City) and it certainly didn't feature any pretty faces considering Jack Warden and Arch Johnson were the leads along with a young George Kennedy putting in a few appearances... But I recall it as a good, well-written, adult drama, along much the same lines as Naked City...

The real mystery is why this only lasted for 13 episodes...(?)


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