On The Waterfront (1954)

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On the Waterfront is a crusading indictment of corruption in the New York docks where the Union is all-powerful. As the  main characters struggle over morals, power, conscience and love, the many levels of meaning shift in and out of focus.

Elia Kazan’s direction and Brando’s incendiary performance produce an outstanding interpretation of Budd Schulberg’s script. The quality supporting cast includes the likes of Lee J. Cobb and Rod Steiger.

Boris Kaufman’s photography accentuates the hardship of the grimy life the families trapped in the NY dockside ghetto lead.


You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.

As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:


Title: On The Waterfront

Language: English

Direction: Elia Kazan

Screenplay: Budd Schulberg

Cinematography: Boris Kaufman

Editing: Gene Milford

Score: Leonard Bernstein

Stars: Marlon Brando,  Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Ben Wagner, Fred GwynneMartin BalsamPat Hingle


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  1. Oh what a brilliant film! Marlon Brando gives his career performance here in my opinion. Yes, even over the Godfather and A Streetcar Named Desire…

    Love the blog, will check back soon!

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