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On the Waterfront

Rated NR 1 hrs. & 48 mins. 8

Sun, Sep 4th, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Theatrical poster for On the Waterfront
With Bob Gulledge on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

About This Movie

Directed by Elia Kazan and originally released in the US on July 28th, 1954

Summary

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.

Cast

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, and Nehemiah Persoff