On the Waterfront
US (1954): Drama
Leonard Maltin Review: 4.0 stars out of 4
108 min, No rating, Black & White, Available on videocassette

Elia Kazan

Cast Includes
Marlon BrandoKarl Malden
Lee J. CobbRod Steiger
Pat HenningEva Marie Saint
Leif EricksonTony Galento
John HamiltonNehemiah Persoff

Budd Schulberg's unflinching account of N.Y.C. harbor unions (suggested by articles by Malcolm Johnson), with Brando unforgettable as misfit, Steiger his crafty brother, Cobb his waterfront boss, and Saint the girl he loves. That classic scene in the back of a taxicab is just as moving as ever. Winner of eight Oscars: Best Picture, Director, Actor (Brando), Supporting Actress (Saint), Story & Screenplay, Cinematography (Boris Kaufman), Art Direction-Set Decoration (Richard Day), and Editing (Gene Milford) . Leonard Bernstein's music is another major asset. Film debuts of Saint, Martin Balsam, Fred Gwynne, and Pat Hingle.