On the Waterfront

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Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this masterpiece of urban poetry. A raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and social corruption, On the Waterfront follows Terry’s... read more
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Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this masterpiece of urban poetry. A raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and social corruption, On the Waterfront follows Terry’s deepening moral crisis as he must decide whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) and Johnny’s right-hand man, Terry’s brother, Charley (Rod Steiger), as the authorities close in on them. Driven by the vivid, naturalistic direction of Elia Kazan and savory, streetwise dialogue by Budd Schulberg, On the Waterfront was an instant sensation, winning eight Oscars®, including for best picture, director, actor, supporting actress (Eva Marie Saint), and screenplay.

Original Release

06/22/1954

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Cast

Marlon Brando Terry Malloy
Karl Malden Father Barry
Lee J. Cobb Johnny Friendly
Rod Steiger Charley Malloy
Pat Henning Kayo Dugan
Leif Erickson Glover
James Westerfield Big Mac
Tony Galento Truck
Tami Mauriello Tillio
John F. Hamilton 'Pop' Doyle (as John Hamilton)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Elia Kazan

Writers

Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson, Robert Siodmak

Cast

Marlon Brando Terry Malloy
Karl Malden Father Barry
Lee J. Cobb Johnny Friendly
Rod Steiger Charley Malloy
Pat Henning Kayo Dugan
Leif Erickson Glover
James Westerfield Big Mac
Tony Galento Truck
Tami Mauriello Tillio
John F. Hamilton 'Pop' Doyle (as John Hamilton)
John Heldabrand Mott
Rudy Bond Moose
Don Blackman Luke
Arthur Keegan Jimmy
Abe Simon Barney
Eva Marie Saint Edie Doyle
Martin Balsam Gillette (uncredited)
Michael V. Gazzo Bit Part (uncredited)
Fred Gwynne Slim (uncredited)
Pat Hingle Jocko (uncredited)

Producers

Sam Spiegel Producer

Editors

Gene Milford

1955 Oscar Best Picture Won
1955 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1955 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1955 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1955 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1955 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1955 Oscar Best Director Won
1955 Oscar Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Won
1955 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Won
1955 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Won
1955 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1955 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
1955 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
1955 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1955 Golden Globe Best Director Won
1955 Golden Globe Best Cinematography - Black and White Won
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