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.
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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