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|Named Person:||Budd Schulberg; Malcolm M Johnson|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elia Kazan; Sam Spiegel; Budd Schulberg; Marlon Brando; Karl Malden; Lee J Cobb; Rod Steiger; Pat Henning; Leif Erickson; James Westerfield; Eva Marie Saint; Boris Kaufman; Gene Milford; Leonard Bernstein; Columbia Pictures Corporation.; Horizon Pictures (G.B.); Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
|Language Note:||In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai; closed-captioned.|
|Notes:||Based upon an original story by Budd Schulberg, suggested by articles by Malcolm Johnson.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1954.
Special features: Commentary with film critic Richard Schickel & Elia Kazan biographer Jeff Young [optional audio feature]; Contender: Mastering the Method [exclusive featurette] (25 min.); A conversation with Elia Kazan [interview] (12 min.); Video photo gallery [slide show] (5 min.); Filmographies [text feature]; Theatrical trailers (8 min.).
|Credits:||Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; editor, Gene Milford ; art director, Richard Day ; music, Leonard Bernstein.|
|Cast:||Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon, Eva Marie Saint.|
|Awards:||Winner, 1954 Venice Film Festival: Italian Film Critics Award and Silver Lion-Elia Kazan; 1955 Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role-Marlon Brando; Best Actress in a Supporting Role-Eva Marie Saint; Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White-Richard Day; Best Cinematography, Black-and-White-Boris Kaufman; Best Film Editing-Gene Milford; Best Writing, Story and Screenplay-Budd Schulberg; Best Director-Elia Kazan; Best Picture-Sam Spiegel.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA Rating: Not rated; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Details:||DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono; full screen presentation preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition; digitally remastered.|
Returning Danny boy --
"Someone fell off the roof." --
Johnny Friendly --
Waterfront commission mugs --
How trigger locals work --
Designated stoolie --
Meeting adjourned --
Getting acquainted --
Lowdown on Terry --
Up on the roof --
Neighborhood saloon --
Wedding party --
Friendly warning --
Dropping a sling on Dugan --
Promise kept --
Terry & Father Barry --
Telling Edie the truth --
Talk of past favors --
"I coulda been a contender." --
At Edie's --
"Charlie's in trouble." --
Waiting for Big John --
Crime Commission hearing --
Pigeon for a pigeon --
"You're a cheap mug!" --
Labor vs. Union --
Finishing what he started.
|Other Titles:||On the waterfront (Motion picture)
On the waterfront
|Responsibility:||Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; an Elia Kazan production ; a Horizon picture ; screenplay by Budd Schulberg ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by Elia Kazan.|
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Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp.
Retrieving notes about this item
- Corruption -- Drama.
- Organized crime -- Drama.
- Clergy -- Drama.
- Stevedores -- Labor unions -- Corrupt practices -- Drama.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Drama.
- Schulberg, Budd -- Film adaptations.
- Johnson, Malcolm M. -- (Malcolm Malone), -- 1904-1976 -- Film adaptations.
- Gangster films.
- Sindicatos -- Corrupción y prácticas corruptas -- Teatro.
- Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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