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 1527 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Elia Kazan
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Terry Malloy is a kindhearted dockworker, and former boxer, who is tricked by his corrupt bosses into leading his friend to death. After falling in love, he tries to leave the waterfront and expose his employers.

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