On the Waterfront (1954)
USA / English
"A story as warm and moving as GOING MY WAY...but with brass knuckles! "An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
On The Waterfront is truly a classic piece of film history, combining key
elements of the
standard gangster/mob film with the incredible acting of Marlon Brando and
Eva Marie Saint.
The Cab scene is an incredible portrayal of Marlon Brando's amazing acting
ability and the
thought and feeling that separates this film from being 'just another
I also greatly enjoyed the rooftop scenes, as the director and actors played
with the bumps
and ledges in dynamic ways, with Brando looking over the lip of a roof, and
the length of the roof, jumping up and down off the ledges and coming to a
halt, eyes at
another person's foot level. The rooftop added an incredible depth and
intrigue to the parts
of the film that were staged there, and I have never seen such well
scenes in a film.
On The Waterfront is a marvel of acting and directing that really captures
the skill and power
of Brando's performance. While a little slow at times, it truly is an