On the Waterfront

Elia Kazan (director)
Budd Schulberg (story, screenwriter)
Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint (starring)

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1954. Vintage reference photograph of Marlon Brando and Elia Kazan on the set of the 1954 film.

Budd Schulberg based his 1955 novel "Waterfront" on the screenplay.

Terry Malloy (Brando), who dreams of being a prize fighter while tending his pigeons and running errands for the corrupt boss of the local union Johnny (Lee J. Cobb), witnesses a murder at the hands of Johnny's men. When he meets the victim's sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint), he confesses he feels culpable for the murder, and Edie introduces him to Father Barry (Karl Malden), who tries to persuade him to implicate the dock racketeers.

Winner of eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress, nominated for another four.

Shot on location in Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus, with light edgewear and three very small closed tears in margins, repaired by two small pieces of cello tape.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 647. Ebert I. Grant US. Scorsese, A Personal Journey through American Movies. Selby US. Spicer US.

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