On the Waterfront

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Genre: Dramas
Director: Theatrical Release: 1954
Rated: PG (MPAA)
Length: 108 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: DVD
Language: English

Marlon Brando is Terry Malloy, an ex-prize fighter struggling against union corruption along the New York waterfront, in Elia Kazan's film classic. Malloy's battle takes him all the way to the witness stand, where he finds himself testifying against union leaders. The film was Kazan's response to his decision to turn in the names of his Hollywood contemporaries during Senator Joe McCarthy's anti-Communism hearings. Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, and Malden were all nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscars. Academy Award Nominations: 12. Academy Awards: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Marlon Brando, Best Story and Screenplay.;

Language Usage   Original
Release Language   English
Color   B&W
HiFi Sound   N
Surround Sound   N
Digital Sound   N
Stereo Sound   N
CXEncoding   N
AC3Sound   N
THXSound   N
DTSStereo   N
Unedited Version   N
Collector's Edition   N
Director's Cut   N
Closed Captioned   Y
Letterboxed   N
Extra Info   Special Edition
Martin Balsam - American actor
Lee J. Cobb - American actor, ON THE WATERFRONT, THE EXORCIST
Fred Gwynne - Actor, THE MUNSTERS
John Hamilton - American Character Actor
Pat Hingle - American Actor
Nehemiah Persoff - American Actor
Eva Marie Saint - American Actress
Leonard Bernstein - American Conductor/Composer
Rudy Bond - Character Actor
James Westerfield - American Character Actor
Richard Day -
Boris Kaufman -
Tiger Joe Marsh -
Barry Macollum -
Pat Henning -
Tony Galento -
Tami Mauriello -
Don Blackman -
Arthur Keegan -
Abe Simon -
Jere Delaney -
Thomas Handley III -
Anne Hegira -
Gene Milford -
Anna Hill Johnstone -
Budd Schulberg -
Chicago Sun-Times
03/21/1999
"...A powerful and influential movie, one that continued Brando's immeasurable influence on the general change of tone in American movie acting in the 50's..."
Entertainment Weekly
11/02/2001
"...ON THE WATERFRONT is Kazan's desire to justify himself to Hollywood and the world....Inarguably affecting..."
Total Film
05/01/2000
"...It's a heavyweight actor's master class presided over by Brando as a punch-drunk former boxer..."
Premiere
12/01/2003
"It's one of the towering performances in the history of the movies..."
Uncut
12/01/2004
"ON THE WATERFRONT retains its righteous power and resonance. And Marlon is magnificent."
A.V. Club
02/27/2013
"[T]here?s a clear line from this film to the likes of MEAN STREETS and RAGING BULL. ON THE WATERFRONT has that same mix of the stylized and the offhand, the commercial and the thorny." -- Grade: A
Academy Awards Best Actor Winner 1954
Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w) Winner 1954
Academy Awards Best Cinematography Winner 1954
Academy Awards Best Director Winner 1954
Academy Awards Best Film Editing Winner 1954
Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay Winner 1954
Academy Awards Best Picture Winner 1954
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actress Winner 1954

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