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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.
Marlon Brando Terry Malloy
Karl Malden Father Barry
Lee J. Cobb Johnny Friendly
Rod Steiger Charley 'the Gent' Malloy
Pat Henning Timothy J. 'Kayo' Dugan
Leif Erickson Glover
James Westerfield Big Mac
Tony Galento Truck
Tami Mauriello Tullio
John F. Hamilton 'Pop' Doyle (as John Hamilton)
John Heldabrand Mutt
Rudy Bond Moose
Don Blackman Luke
Arthur Keegan Jimmy
Abe Simon Barney
Director: Elia Kazan
Producer: Sam Spiegel
Writer: Malcolm Johnson,Budd Schulberg
A Classic
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 gangster film'.

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 people running 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 orchestrated rooftop 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 excellent film.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
User credit 1:1001 movies you must see before you die
User credit 2:270
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 8.4
Musician: Leonard Bernstein
Running time: 108 min
Subtitles: inga
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Last modified: 2008-01-14 13:24:16