On the Waterfront is a 1954 American crime drama film with elements of film noir. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon Brando and features Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, and, in her film debut, Eva Marie Saint. The soundtrack score was composed by Leonard Bernstein. The film is based on "Crime on the Waterfront" by Malcolm Johnson, a series of articles published in November-December 1948 in the New York Sun which won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. The film focuses on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen while detailing widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey. Wikipedia
On the Waterfront is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, United States National Film Registry films, American drama films, Best Picture Academy Award winners, Films whose director won the Best Director Academy Award, Films featuring a Best Actor Academy Award winning performance, Films whose cinematographer won the Best Cinematography Academy Award, Mafia films and Films whose art director won the Best Art Direction Academy Award.
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