On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront (1954)

The man lived by the jungle law of the docks!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1954-06-22
  • User Rating: 7.9/10 from 1460 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Elia Kazan
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A dim-witted yet kind-hearted boxer, Terry Malloy, who failed to succeed unintentionally lures a man to his death after being tricked by a criminal called Johnny Friendly whose men pick of every man who has the courage to speak up to their crimes. As he works on the waterfronts that Friendly owns, he is sent to a church meeting run by a good preacher about how to deal with the problem and runs into the dead man’s sister. Slowly, he falls in love with her and begins to feel guilt about his crime.

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  • Marlon Brando

    as Terry Malloy
  • Karl Malden

    as Father Barry
  • Lee J. Cobb

    as Johnny Friendly
  • Eva Marie Saint

    as Edie Doyle
  • Rod Steiger

    as Charley Malloy
  • Pat Henning

    as Kayo Dugan
  • Leif Erickson

    as Glover
  • James Westerfield

    as Big Mac
  • Tony Galento

    as Truck
  • Tami Mauriello

    as Tillio
  • John F. Hamilton

    as 'Pop' Doyle
  • John Heldabrand

    as Mott
  • Rudy Bond

    as Moose
  • Don Blackman

    as Luke
  • Arthur Keegan

    as Jimmy
  • Abe Simon

    as Barney
  • Martin Balsam

    as Gillette (uncredited)
  • Dan Bergin

    as Sidney (uncredited)
  • Zachary Charles

    as Dues Collector (uncredited)
  • Fred Gwynne

    as Slim (uncredited)
  • Anne Hegira

    as Mrs. Collins (uncredited)
  • Pat Hingle

    as Jocko (uncredited)
  • Katherine MacGregor

    as Longshoreman's Mother (uncredited)
  • Barry Macollum

    as Johnny's Banker (uncredited)
  • Tiger Joe Marsh

    as Longshoreman (uncredited)
  • Nehemiah Persoff

    as Cab Driver (uncredited)
  • Johnny Seven

    as Longshoreman (uncredited)
Directing Elia Kazan Director
Production George Justin Production Manager
Camera Boris Kaufman Director of Photography
Production Sam Spiegel Producer
Directing Charles H. Maguire Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Wardrobe Supervisor
Art Richard Day Art Direction
Writing Budd Schulberg Screenplay
Writing Budd Schulberg Original Story
Sound Leonard Bernstein Original Music Composer
Editing Gene Milford Editor
Sound Jim Shields Sound Designer
Crew Guy Thomajan Dialogue Coach
Costume & Make-Up Bill Herman Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Mary Roche Hairstylist
Writing Malcolm Johnson Idea
Directing Roberta Hodes Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Fred Carlton Ryle Makeup Supervisor
Production Samuel Rheiner Producer's Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Flo Transfield Wardrobe Master