On the Waterfront (1954)

Opening Date:

October 1, 1954

Cast:

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning

Director:

Elia Kazan

Genre:

Drama

Run Time:

1 hr. 48 min.

MPAA Rating:

NR

Synopsis:

A slightly dim-witted ex-boxer, working on the docks of Hoboken's waterfront, is challenged to step up to the mobsters who control the longshoremen's' union by appearing before a state commission as witness after his lawyer brother and best friend are rubbed out. Prodding him to this calling are the local priest and the girl he loves -- the sister of his murdered friend.