On the Waterfront (1954)

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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

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  • Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint in On the Waterfront (1954)
  • Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954)
  • Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint in On the Waterfront (1954)
  • Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954)
  • Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954)
  • Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954)

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Trivia

Marlon Brando did not initially want the role of Terry Malloy after producer Sam Spiegel offered it to him because he was disgusted with Elia Kazan's friendly testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Spiegel, who had originally offered the role to Hoboken native Frank Sinatra, who had enthusiastically accepted, then tried to interest Montgomery Clift in the part. Spiegel wanted a bigger box-office attraction than Sinatra, who eventually filed a lawsuit against Spiegel for breach of contract when Brando did sign for the part.


Quotes

Johnny: You take it from here, Slugger.


Goofs

During the climactic fight between Terry and Johnny, Johnny loses his scarf at one point as he and Terry scuffle. There are a couple of shots after that showing the longshoremen and Johnny's henchmen watching the fight, but when we cut back to Terry and Johnny, Johnny's wearing his scarf again. Terry then hits him and we get a closeup shot of Johnny falling against the wall and calling his henchmen for help, and in this shot the scarf is missing again.


Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a bamboo-type mat background.


Alternate Versions

Criterion Collection Blu-ray Disc release exhibits the film in 1.66:1, which is widely regarded to be the "correct" aspect ratio for the film. However, a second disc includes the film in 1.33:1 AND 1.85:1, so that viewers can watch the film in the different ratios.


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Here Comes the Bride
(uncredited)
Written by
Richard Wagner

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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