On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Director: Elia Kazan
Country: USA

1954 | 108 min. | English
Subtitles: German
FSK 12

Cast_ Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb Screenplay_ Budd Schulberg Camera_ Boris Kaufman Producer_ Sam Spiegel Rights_ Park Circus

Marlon Brando’s acting style impressed and influenced generations. In this drama by Elia Kazan, he demonstrates the full extent of his skills.

Terry Malloy (Brando) is a longshoreman working at the New Jersey docks. He finds himself at the bottom, the weakest link in the chain of a corrupt trade union system. The head of the pack is the ruthless Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb), followed by Terry’s brother Charley (Rod Steiger). Following a death, Terry turns against the system, provoking drastic consequences for himself and everyone around him. ›On the Waterfront‹ was a sensation in 1954 and won eight Oscars. One of the Oscars went to Brando; like several of the actors assembled here, he learned his craft at the Actors Studio, which was co-founded by Kazan.


US director Elia Kazan (1909-2003) was a co-founder of the Actors Studio. He received countless awards for his film and theater work. His other films include ›A Streetcar Named Desire‹ (1951), ›East of Eden‹ (1955) and ›Wild River‹ (1960).



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