On the Waterfront (1954)

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A story as warm and moving as GOING MY WAY...but with brass knuckles!

Directed By Elia Kazan Elia Kazan Starring Marlon Brando Marlon Brando  •  Karl Malden Karl Malden  •  Lee J. Cobb Lee J. Cobb  •  Rod Steiger Rod Steiger  •  Eva Marie Saint Eva Marie Saint Genres Crime Drama  •  Crime  •  Drama  •  Message Movie  •  Urban Drama Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Picture Winning  •  The Criterion Collection  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Winning  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Influences  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Winning  •  Spike Lee's Essential Film List  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award Best Cinematography Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Winning  •  Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Drama Winning  •  National Board of Review Award for Best Film Winning  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film Winning  •  Writers Guild of America's 101 Greatest Screenplays
Release Info 1954-06-24T00:00:00Z June 24, 1954
B&W  •  108 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (4)


Caesar on 4/16/2013 Reply  · 

Marlon Brando gives a good performance in this film, but it's Karl Malden that steals the show.

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CTR479 on 9/15/2013 Reply  · 

Marlon Brando gives one of the greatest acting performances in the history of film. The "I could have been a contender" scene always gives me chills. This is cinema at it's finest.

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athos on 12/22/2014 Reply  · 

the best American film Brando gives a performance for the ages

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LittleSocrates on 7/4/2015 Reply  · 

Inspires me to collect "Films From The Pulpit," or films that place ethical questions in a public setting in an almost metaphysical level of philosophical scale. M and 12 Angry Men would be included.

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