On the waterfront

On the Waterfront
by Elia Kazan1h481953United States

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Marlon Brando gives one of the screen's most electrifying performances as Best Actor in this 1954 Academy Award® winner for Best Film. Ex-fighter Terry Malloy (Brando) could have been a contender but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) on the gang-ridden waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken, however, when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. But it takes the love of Edie Doyle (Eva Marie Saint), the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. When his crooked brother Charley the Gent (Rod Steiger) is brutally murdered for refusing to kill him, Terry battles to crush Friendly's underworld empire. Directed by Elia Kazan (A Streetcar Named Desire) and written by Budd Schulberg (What Makes Sammy Run?), this unforgettable drama about Terry's redemption is among the most acclaimed of all films.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Director : Elia Kazan
    • Production Compagny : Colombia Pictures, Horizon Pictures
    • Photo Director : Boris Kaufman
    • Producer : Sam Spiegel
    • Editing : Gene Milford
    • Distributor : Sony Pictures
    • Costume Design : Anna Hill Johnstone
    • Original Music : Leonard Bernstein
    • Scenario : Budd Schulberg
    • Original Work Author : Malcolm Johnson
    • Sound Recorder : James Shields
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1953
    • French release date : 14 janvier 1955
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : English

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