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On the Waterfront
- Marlon Brando

Overview - Marlon Brando is Terry Malloy, an ex-prize fighter struggling against union corruption along the New York waterfront, in Elia Kazan's film classic. Malloy's battle takes him all the way to the witness stand, where he finds himself testifying against union leaders.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Marlon Brando is Terry Malloy, an ex-prize fighter struggling against union corruption along the New York waterfront, in Elia Kazan's film classic. Malloy's battle takes him all the way to the witness stand, where he finds himself testifying against union leaders. The film was Kazan's response to his decision to turn in the names of his Hollywood contemporaries during Senator Joe McCarthy's anti-Communism hearings. Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, and Malden were all nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscars. Academy Award Nominations: 12. Academy Awards: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Marlon Brando, Best Story and Screenplay.

Awards:
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w) Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Film Editing Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Picture Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Actor Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Director Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Cinematography Winner
1954 - Academy Awards - Best Original Screenplay Winner

Cast List

Leonard Bernstein - American Conductor/Composer
Rudy Bond - Character Actor
Thomas Handley III
Eva Marie Saint - American Actress
Tony Galento
Barry Macollum
Rod Steiger - American actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Rodney Stephen Steiger - American actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Tami Mauriello
Richard Day
Elia Kazan - Director/screenwriter, ON THE WATERFRONT
Elia Kazanjoglou - Director/screenwriter, ON THE WATERFRONT
Sam Spiegel - Producer
S. P. Eagle - Producer
Anna Hill Johnstone
Marlon Brando - Oscar winning american actor/director, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Marlon Brando Jr. - Oscar winning american actor/director, THE GODFATHER (1972)
Pat Hingle - American Actor
Anne Hegira
Leif Erickson - American Character Actor; 1930's-early 1980's
Leif Erikson - American Character Actor; 1930's-early 1980's
Arthur Keegan
Pat Henning
John Hamilton - American Character Actor
Don Blackman
James Westerfield - American Character Actor
Jere Delaney
Tiger Joe Marsh
Lee J. Cobb - American actor, ON THE WATERFRONT, THE EXORCIST
Fred Gwynne - Actor, THE MUNSTERS
Gene Milford
Boris Kaufman
Karl Malden - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Malden Sekulovich - American Actor, ON THE WATERFRONT (1954), A STREETCAR NAMED
Abe Simon
Martin Balsam - American actor
Budd Schulberg
Nehemiah Persoff - American Actor

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 108
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 715515101516
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: February 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Classic
Organized Crime
Suspense
Thriller
Classic Fight Scenes
Recommended
Theatrical Release
Crime
Essential Cinema

 
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Synopsis:
Elia Kazan's compelling social drama was the winner of eight Academy Awards and marks one of Marlon Brando finest screen performances. Terry Malloy, a handsome but inarticulate longshoreman, gets involved in a labor scandal when a fellow dock worker is murdered. He knows that the victim was killed by the oppressive labor union for squealing to a commission investigating misdoings. Terry intends to keep his mouth shut and his job safe. But when Edie, the dead man's beautiful sister, comes to town, he must choose between his allegiance to a corrupt union and his loyalty to Edie.

Notes:
ON THE WATERFRONT was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989. Eva Marie Saint's film debut. Additional cast includes: Pat Henning, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, Don Blackman, Abe Simon, Arthur Keegan, Mike O'Dowd, Thomas Handley and Anne Hegira.

Reviews:
"...A powerful and influential movie, one that continued Brando's immeasurable influence on the general change of tone in American movie acting in the 50's..." - 03/21/1999 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5


"...ON THE WATERFRONT is Kazan's desire to justify himself to Hollywood and the world....Inarguably affecting..." - 11/02/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.55


"...It's a heavyweight actor's master class presided over by Brando as a punch-drunk former boxer..." - 05/01/2000 Total Film, p.122


"It's one of the towering performances in the history of the movies..." - 12/01/2003 Premiere, p.9


"ON THE WATERFRONT retains its righteous power and resonance. And Marlon is magnificent." - 12/01/2004 Uncut, p.183


"[T]here’s a clear line from this film to the likes of MEAN STREETS and RAGING BULL. ON THE WATERFRONT has that same mix of the stylized and the offhand, the commercial and the thorny." -- Grade: A - 02/27/2013 A.V. Club

 
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