Rank: 43/100 in Top 100 Films Films

On the Waterfront is a American drama film directed by Elia Kazan and stars Marlon Brando about union violence and corruption among longshoremen. Some say it was based on a series of articles written in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson. The film received eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

Movie Synopsis:

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Movie details:

  • Original Title: On the Waterfront
  • Original Language: en
  • Studio:┬áColumbia Pictures
  • Director: Elia Kazan
  • Actors: Pat Henning
  • Genre: Drama
  • Running Time: 107
  • Release Date: 1954-06-22
  • Vote Average: 8.1
  • Popularity: 6.281624
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Amazon Video
  • ASIN: B01G7XBD4A
  • Product Group: Movie
  • Running Time: 107

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