On the Waterfront
Brando heads an extraordinary cast in Kazan’s classic tale of crime, corruption and resistance in and around the New Jersey docks.
Dir Elia Kazan
With Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J Cobb, Rod Steiger
Seen by some as Kazan and writer Budd Schulberg’s attempt to justify their ‘friendly’ testimony to the HUAC, this multi-Oscar®-winner remains a powerhouse drama in which a young longshoreman (Brando) slowly comes to recognise and regret his complicity with the mobsters controlling the unions at the New Jersey docks. The evocative use of locations, a memorable script and uniformly excellent performances produced an electrifying classic.
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