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On the Waterfront (1954)

NR 108 min - Crime, Drama - 22 June 1954
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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.

Director:  Elia Kazan
Stars:  Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John F. Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon, Eva Marie Saint, Martin Balsam, Michael V. Gazzo, Fred Gwynne, Pat Hingle, Scottie MacGregor, Nehemiah Persoff

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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.



Tagline: The Man Lived by the Jungle Law of the Docks!

Genres: Crime, Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  22 June 1954

Box Office

Budget:  $910,000
Revenue:  $9,600,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures, Horizon Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 48 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Marlon Brando {“Terry Malloy”}  – WON
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Lee J. Cobb {“Johnny Friendly”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Karl Malden {“Father Barry”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Rod Steiger {“Charles Malloy”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Eva Marie Saint {“Edie Doyle”} – WON
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Richard Day – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Boris Kaufman – WON
DIRECTING — Elia Kazan – WON
FILM EDITING — Gene Milford – WON
MUSIC (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) — Leonard Bernstein
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Sam Spiegel, Producer – WON
WRITING (Story and Screenplay) — Budd Schulberg – WON


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