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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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Credits

Director

Elia Kazan

Composer

Leonard Bernstein

With

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb

Scenario

Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson, Robert Siodmak

Director of Photography

Boris Kaufman

Editor

Gene Milford

Producer

Sam Spiegel

More information

Dialogue

Latin, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Crime on the Waterfront" (Budd Schulberg)

Year

1954

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