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On the Waterfront

Cast

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger View All


Crew

Elia Kazan (Director), Budd Schulberg (Screenplay), Budd Schulberg (Story) View All

Released: Jul. 28th, 1954
Runtime: 1 hour, 48 minutes
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.
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Citizen Rules
On The Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) Director: Elia Kazan Writers: Budd Schulberg(screenplay & original story) Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J.
seanc
What shocked me while watching the film though is that Malden is every bit as great as Brando, playing the priest with a true conscious for the people.
TheUsualSuspect
On The Waterfront is a powerful film that has Brando as an ex-prize fighter, standing up to the union bosses after he is unknowingly involved in a murder.
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