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Edge of the City

  • Film

Time Out says

Ritt's first feature, scripted by Robert Alan Aurthur from his own teleplay A Man is Ten Feet Tall. Cassavetes and Poitier become friends down on the waterfront. Cassavetes is the mixed-up, insecure white boy picked on by the brutal, bigoted foreman/union racketeer (Warden); Poitier the wiser, maturer black who defends him (at the cost of his life) in an attempt to teach him to stand up for the right thing. A worthy enough piece, well acted and making excellent use of locations on the New York docks; but when you get down to it, no less dramatically artificial than On the Town, and this boy Poitier is whiter than white.
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Release Details

  • Duration:85 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Martin Ritt
  • Screenwriter:Robert Alan Aurthur
  • Cast:
    • John Cassavetes
    • Sidney Poitier
    • Jack Warden
    • Kathleen Maguire
    • Ruby Dee
    • Ruth White
    • Robert Simon
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