Rent On the Waterfront (1954)

4.0 of 5 from 205 ratings
1h 43min
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Synopsis:
Marlon Brando gives one of the screen's most electrifying performances and was named Best Actor at the 1954 Academy Awards for this film. Ex-fighter Terry Malloy (Brando) could have been a contender, but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) on the gang-ridden waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken, however, when he lures a rebellious worker to his death, but it takes the love of Edie Doyle (Eva Marie Saint), the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. When his crooked brother Charley the Gent (Rod Steiger) is brutally murdered for refusing to kill him, Terry battles to crush friendly's underworld empire.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Elia Kazan, Sam Spiegel
Writers:
Budd Schulberg
Others:
Leonard Bernstein, Richard Day, Boris Kaufman, Gene Milford
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1955 BAFTA Best Foreign Actor

1955 Oscar Best Supporting Actress

1955 Oscar Best Director

1955 Oscar Best Editing

1955 Oscar Best Actor

1955 Oscar Best Cinematography Black and White

1955 Oscar Best Art Direction Black and White

1955 Oscar Best Picture

1955 Oscar Best Writing Story and Screenplay

BBFC:
Release Date:
10/12/2001
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with director Elia Kazan
  • Contender: Mastering the Method Featurette
  • Audio commentary from Richard Schickel and biographer Jeff Young
  • Filmographies
  • Video photo gallery
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access
BBFC:
Release Date:
Not available for rental
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Turkish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Interview with director Elia Kazan. Contender: Mastering the Method Featurette. Richard Schickel & Biographer Jeff Young Commentary. Filmographies. Video Photo Gallery.Trailer

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Reviews (1) of On the Waterfront

A 100% classic - On the Waterfront review by PT

Spoiler Alert
14/07/2010

" I could have been a contender, I could have had class, I could have been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am let's face it". The above is part of, arguably, the greatest monologue ever spoken in a film. This film has it all, brilliant script, direction and amazing performances from all the protagonists. Terry Malloy (Brando) battles with his conscious to do the right thing. The only trouble is the right thing in question means ratting on the father like figure of Johnny Friendly (Lee J Cob). Under pressure from the mob on one side, and his girl Edie Doyle and priest Father Barry on the other, the film basically charts Malloy's internal/external mental battle, brilliantly shown by Malloy's jorney. This film is the ultimate classic.

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