On The Waterfront

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1950s, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1950 to 1959, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "On the Waterfront is a social criticism gangster film from director Elia Kazan, about an ex-boxer, who is part of the corruption of the trade unions for the men working on the waterfront in New York. A film about mob violence that won eight Academy Awards."

Overall Ranking: 537 (Rank from 1954: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 87.5%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 12.5%
Burnt 0%


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Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Elia Kazan and Marlon Brando

  • People Involved

  • Marlon Brando (Terry Malloy)
  • Lee J. Cobb (Johnny Friendly)
  • Karl Malden (Father Barry)
  • Eva Marie Saint (Edie Doyle)
  • Rod Steiger (Charlie Malloy)
  • Pat Henning (Timothy Dugan)
  • Leif Erickson (Glover)
  • James Westerfield (Big Mac)
  • Tony Galento (Truck)
  • Tami Mauriello (Tillio)
  • John F. Hamilton (Pop Doyle)
  • John Heldabrand (Mott)
  • Rudy Bond (Moose)
  • Don Blackman (Luke)
  • Arthur Keegan (Jimmy)
  • Abe Simon (Barney)
  • Elia Kazan (Director)
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