On the Waterfront (1954), directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for On the Waterfront, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando; No. 16 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

New York movies: On the Waterfront (1954)

New York movies: On the Waterfront (1954)


The greater NYC skyline lingers in the backdrop like an unreachable dream in Elia Kazan’s bruising corruption drama, based on Malcolm Johnson’s articles for the late New York Sun. The Hoboken docks are so tough that, as one character says, they almost “ain’t part of America,” but are their own seemingly unchangeable kingdom.—Alison Willmore

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