On the Waterfront | 1954

Drama, Crime
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 longshoremens' union by appearing before a state commission as witness after his ...more
Director: Elia Kazan
Awards: 8 Oscar wins. Another 11 wins & 4 nominations | full awards »

Company

Elia Kazan Production

Production Company

Horizon Pictures

Production Company

Western Electric Company

Production Company

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 longshoremens' union by appearing before a state commission as witness after his lawyer brother and best friend are rubbed out. He is prodded to this calling by the local priest and the girl he loves--the sister of his murdered friend.

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