On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

Director: Elia Kazan Cast: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
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Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2013
UPC: 0715515101516
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Time: 1:48:00
Sales rank: 7,517

Special Features

Disc one: ; New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTS-HD master audio; Audio commentary by authors Richard Schickel and Jeff Young; New conversation between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Kent Jones; Elia Kazan: an outsider (1982), an hour-long documentary; New documentary on the making of the film, featuing interviews with scholar Leo Braudy, critic David Thomson, and others; New interview with Eva Marie Saint; Interview with director Elia Kazan from 2001; Contender: mastering the method, a 2001 documentary of the film's most famous scene; New interview with longshoreman Thomas Hanley, an actor in the film; New interview with author James T. Fisher about the real-life people and places behind the film; Visual essay on Leonard Bernstein's score; Visual essay on the aspect ratio; Trailer; ; Disc two:; Alternate presentations of the restoration in two additional aspect ratios: 1.85:1 (widescreen) and 1.33:1 (full-screen); ; Plus: ; A booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda, Kazan's 1952 defense of his House Un-American Activities Committee testimony, one of the 1948 Malcolm Johnson articles that inspired the film, and a 1953 piece by screenwriter Budd Schulberg

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Terry Malloy
Karl Malden Father Barry
Lee J. Cobb Johnny Friendly
Rod Steiger Charley Malloy
Pat Henning "Kayo" Dugan
Eva Marie Saint Edie Doyle
Martin Balsam Gillette
James Westerfield Big Mac
Tony Galento Truck
Leif Erickson Glover
John Hamilton "Pop" Doyle
John Heldabrand Mott
Rudy Bond Moose
Don Blackman Luke
Arthur Keegan Jimmy
Abe Simon Barney
Barry Macollum J.P.
Mike O'Dowd Specs
Fred Gwynne Slim
Anne Hegira Mrs. Collins
Rebecca Sands Police Stenographer
Pat Hingle Waiter
Nehemiah Persoff Cab Driver
Tami Mauriello Tillio

Technical Credits
Elia Kazan Director
Leonard Bernstein Score Composer
Richard Day Art Director
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
George Justin Production Manager
Boris Kaufman Cinematographer
Charles H. Maguire Asst. Director
Gene Milford Editor
Fred C. Ryle Makeup
Budd Schulberg Screenwriter
James Shields Sound/Sound Designer
Sam Spiegel Producer

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On the Waterfront 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is not a false note in this movie. If you see it more than once, you will be moved to tears by the authentic portrayal by Brando at his absolute best. It is a must see for those who know only the Brando of today. Every review uses the word 'realism' and yet there is not one vulgar word used...and the picture doesn't suffer. the music stands by itself and every cast member is perfect. The scene in the cab is most mentioned but Brando and Eva Marie Saint in the bar and several others are priceless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the film that won the oscar for Best Picture in 1954. Marlon Brando plays a towering performance as Terry Malloy. Also starring Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly), Karl Malden (Father Barry), and Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle). The movie was directed by Elia Kazan. This is truly one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. See it from the start or do not see it at all. The Length of the picture is 1 Hr. 48 Mins.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being raised and living close to the waterfront in Baltimore City this movie is about ar close a syou can get with out wearing cement boots. Brando,Steiger and Cobb and Saint are all Outstanding. My favoriate line from the movie was when Brando to the hiring slob,"Your not to funny today Fat Man". He also told the waterfront agent when he asked,"didn't I see you fight in the Garden"...Brano replyed,"Without the Birdseed what do you want". This is one of my all time Best...there will never be another Brando! "Enjoy" Joe Kopeck
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS MY ALL-TIME FAVORTIE FILM AND IT IS A VERY SPECIAL FILM CLOSE TO MY HEART. I ADORE THE POWERFUL ACTING, AS WELL AS THE BRILLANT CHARACTERS. MANLY, LEONARD BERSTEIN'S SCORE IS EXCELLENT. MY FAVORITE SCENE IN THIS MASTERPIECE IS MARLON BRANDO'S FAMOUS ''I COUDLN'T BEEN A CONTENDER.'' THAT'S MARLON AT HIS USUAL BEST, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET THAT ANYWHERE ELSE. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When On The Waterfront was released in 1954, I saw it 4 times in theathers. Since then I have seen it 20-30 times. The acting is outstanding by every one in the film. Story was true to life in the time of the piers being controlled by thugs and hoodlums. On scene filming locations added to it's longevity as a ''Classic''.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ON THE WATERFRONT is about the evil caused by a corrupt dock union and one man's courageous struggle against a brutal union boss (Lee J. Cobb) and his goons. Of course the hero (Marlon Brando) does not stand entirely alone as he receives a lot of support from his girl friend (Eva Marie Saint) and a Catholic priest (Karl Malden) in particular. The climactic scene near the end of the movie is unmatched in terms of impact and emotion. The film dominated the Oscar competition in 1954 gasrnering awards for Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), Best Director (Elia Kazan) and Best Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint). Nominations were also given for Best Supporting Actor (Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden). Brando's performance in the role of Terry Malloy is one of his very best. It is hard to find an example of better acting than his impersonation of the speech, movement and idiosyncracies of a prize fighter. Brando's effort adds much to the authentic atmosphere which pervades the movie. The casting of ex-fighters Tami Mauriello and Tony Galento as union muscle only magnifies this effect. Mauriello and Galento share the distinction of both being knockout victims of Joe Louis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the classic scene with terry malloy and his brother charlie withstood decades of butchering by impersonaters and remains one of the most recognized scenes in film history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is so awesome, words can't describe it. Brando is at his best here in one of the greatest screen performances ever. This film is also great itself. Very great indeed. Buy it, now.
dasNJ More than 1 year ago
Great performances, great script, great score, great location filming. One of the best films ever made and still powerful and timely.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great movie, Marlon Brando is wonderful!
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