On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront (1954)

The man lived by the jungle law of the docks!

  • Genre: Crime, Drama
  • Release Date: 1954-06-22
  • User Rating: 7.979/10 from 1283 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 dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.


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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 Charlie Malloy
  • Pat Henning

    as Timothy 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
  • Michael V. Gazzo

    as Bit Part (uncredited)
  • Fred Gwynne

    as Slim (uncredited)
  • Pat Hingle

    as Jocko (uncredited)
  • Scottie MacGregor

    as Mother of a Longshoreman (uncredited)
  • Nehemiah Persoff

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