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On the Waterfront (1954)

NR 07/28/1954 (US) CrimeDrama 1h 48m

The Man Lived by the Jungle Law of the Docks!


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.

  1. Budd Schulberg

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Elia Kazan


Top Billed Cast

  1. Marlon Brando

    Marlon Brando

    Terry Malloy

  2. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden

    Father Barry

  3. Lee J. Cobb

    Lee J. Cobb

    Johnny Friendly

  4. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger

    Charlie Malloy

  5. Pat Henning

    Pat Henning

    Timothy Dugan

  6. Eva Marie Saint

    Eva Marie Saint

    Edie Doyle

  7. Leif Erickson

    Leif Erickson


  8. James Westerfield

    James Westerfield

    Big Mac

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On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $910,000.00

Revenue $9,600,000.00


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