over 3 years
Brando acts the shit out of this flick- memorable for its acting and execution
almost 4 years
In many ways Brando's performance is groundbreaking. Harsh story of the working class.
Exploring themes surrounding the human condition is what I love about classics like this.
A brilliantly subtle performance by Brando. A classic film for a reason.
I don't get why people like Marlon Brando.
over 5 years
An incredibly subtle, yet melodramatic, story about choice and community.
over 6 years
Just a great movie. Brando and Malden provide that bonus incentive to watch
On the Waterfront is a 1954 American drama film about union violence and corruption among longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb and Karl Malden. The soundtrack score was composed by Leonard Bernstein. It is based on a series of articles written in the New York Sun by Malcolm Johnson.
The film received eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. It is Leonard Bernstein's only original film score not adapted from a stage production with songs.
This story of Mob informers was based on a number of true stories and filmed on location in and around the docks of Hoboken, New Jersey. Mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) gloats about his iron-fisted control of the waterfront. The police and the Waterfront Crime Commission know that Friendly is behind a number of murders, but witnesses play "D and D" ("deaf and dumb"), accepting their...