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Elia Kazan

On the Waterfront

108' - 1954 - Crime, Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: Latin, English
Director: Elia Kazan Composer: Leonard Bernstein With: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Terry Malloy is the strongarm boy for a group of gangsters who control the docker's union. He is involved in the murder of a rebellious docker but his allegiance begins to waver when he meets Edie, the dead man's sister. Terry's brother is ordered to secure Terry's loyalty but fails and is brutally murdered. encouraged by a dockland priest, Terry agrees to testify to the crime Commission and although he is beaten up, hte police finally break the gang's power. This is Marlon Brando's best role and the film owes as much to his performance as it does to the photography by Boris Kaufman, Dziga Vertov's brother.

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Elia Kazan


Leonard Bernstein


Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb


Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson, Robert Siodmak

Director of Photography

Boris Kaufman


Gene Milford


Sam Spiegel

More information


Latin, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Crime on the Waterfront" (Budd Schulberg)



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