Tuesday
03
Sep
7.15pm
Back On the Waterfront
 
Tue
03
Sep
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Tuesday, 03 September 2013 at 7.15pm
Iconic Leading Men
  • Drama
  • 1954
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 108 mins mins.
 
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Marlon Brando’s classic performance as dockworker Terry Malloy in On The Waterfront remains one of the finest in the history of American cinema. Winner of 8 Oscars including Best Picture, Actor, Actress and Director, it is a film that still courts controversy; reflecting Director Elia Kazan’s conflicted loyalties during the notorious anti-communist show trials of the McCarthy era. With a fine supporting cast including Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden and Rod Steiger, On The Waterfront remains a timeless story of corruption, betrayal and conscience, showcasing Brando’s enduring power and vulnerability as a male screen icon.

 

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Director:

 
Elia Kazan

Cinematographer:

 
Boris Kaufman

Screenplay:

 
Budd Schulberg

Cast:

 
Marlon Brando. Karl Malden. Lee J. Cobb.
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