On the Waterfront Movie Review 1954

Information and Film Reviews for On the Waterfront the Movie

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A trend-setting, gritty portrait of New York dock workers embroiled in union violence. Cobb is the gangster union boss, Steiger his crooked lawyer, and Brando, Steiger's ex-fighter brother who "could've been a contender!" Intense performances and excellent direction stand up well today. The picture was a huge financial success.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.

Cast and Crew

New York, New York, Labor & Unions, Brothers & Sisters, Boxing, 4 Bones
Budd Schulberg
Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, Tony Galento, John Hamilton, Nehemiah Persoff
Boris Kaufman
Elia Kazan
Leonard Bernstein
Sam Spiegel


Oscars 1954: Actor (Brando), Art Dir./Set Dec., B&W, B&W Cinematog., Director (Kazan), Film Editing, Picture, Story & Screenplay, Support. Actress (Saint); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1954: Actor (Brando); Directors Guild 1954: Director (Kazan); Golden Globes 1955: Actor--Drama (Brando), Director (Kazan), Film--Drama, Natl. Film Reg. 1989;; N.Y. Film Critics 1954: Actor (Brando), Director (Kazan), Film.

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