History Film / OnTheWaterfront

17th Sep '16 6:18:01 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Terry Malloy's fight against corruption was in part modeled after whistle-blowing longshoreman Anthony DeVincenzo, who testified before a real-life Waterfront Commission about activities on the Hoboken Docks and suffered a degree of ostracism for his deed. DeVincenzo sued and settled, many years after, with Columbia Pictures over the appropriation of what he considered his story. DeVincenzo claimed to have recounted his story to screenwriter Budd Schulberg during a month-long session of waterfront barroom meetings. Schulberg attended DeVincenzo's waterfront commission testimony every day during the hearing.
27th Mar '16 1:06:52 PM toongrrl1990
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* SheIsAllGrownUp: Edie, she was said to have had very thick braids, glasses, and braces as a kid and is told "you grew up very nice".
13th Jan '16 2:26:27 AM damus2300
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* HonorBeforeReason: The dock workers are afraid of informing on Johnny Friendly but their children grow up believing ratting someone out is bad period. This leads some of them [[spoiler: to kill Terry's pigeons for deciding to testify even though he really is doing the right thing]].
14th Aug '15 1:23:54 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* PetTheDog: Terry's love of pigeons should be one of your first hints that he's a good guy.

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* PetTheDog: Terry's love of pigeons should be one of your first hints that he's a good guy. Also helps he talks to a few kids and is kind to them as well. This makes it [[spoiler: ''worse'' when those same kids ''kill his birds'' simply because he testified against Friendly]].
22nd Jul '15 10:51:29 PM undertroper
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A 1954 film directed by Creator/EliaKazan, written by Creator/BuddSchulberg and starring Creator/MarlonBrando in his first UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winning-role, ''On the Waterfront'' was also the Oscar winner for Best Picture.

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A 1954 film directed by Creator/EliaKazan, written by Creator/BuddSchulberg and starring Creator/MarlonBrando in his first UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winning-role, ''On the Waterfront'' was also the Oscar winner for Best Picture.
Picture. It is also notable for being the only film scored by Music/LeonardBernstein that is not a musical.
11th Jun '15 11:18:14 PM redandready45
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* DirtyCoward: The only reason Terry lost the fight with Friendly was because Friendly called his guards to help him pry Terry off. The dockworkers, witnessing this, lose all respect and fear of Terry.

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* DirtyCoward: The only reason Terry lost the fight with Friendly was because Friendly called his guards to help him pry Terry off. The dockworkers, witnessing this, lose all respect and fear of Terry.Friendly.
11th Jun '15 11:17:57 PM redandready45
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* DirtyCoward: The only reason Terry lost the fight with Friendly was because Friendly called his guards to help him pry Terry off.

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* DirtyCoward: The only reason Terry lost the fight with Friendly was because Friendly called his guards to help him pry Terry off. The dockworkers, witnessing this, lose all respect and fear of Terry.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Barry gives one to Terry for nearly giving into his anger and trying to off Friendly after [[spoiler: he kills Charley]].
20th May '15 4:30:04 PM nombretomado
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A 1954 film directed by Creator/EliaKazan, written by Creator/BuddSchulberg and starring Creator/MarlonBrando in his first AcademyAward winning-role, ''On the Waterfront'' was also the Oscar winner for Best Picture.

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A 1954 film directed by Creator/EliaKazan, written by Creator/BuddSchulberg and starring Creator/MarlonBrando in his first AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winning-role, ''On the Waterfront'' was also the Oscar winner for Best Picture.
15th Feb '15 11:28:53 AM spirasen
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-->-- '''Terry Malloy'''

A 1954 film directed by Creator/EliaKazan, written by Budd Schulberg and starring Creator/MarlonBrando in his first AcademyAward winning-role, ''On the Waterfront'' was also the Oscar winner for Best Picture.

In the film, Brando plays Terry Malloy, a former prizefighter now employed as a dockworker for the corrupt Union-boss, Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). One day, Malloy inadvertently participates in the murder of a dockworker that had planned to expose Mr. Friendly's illegal activities. As he comforts the dead man's sister, Edie (Eva Marie Saint), and meets a kindly priest (Karl Malden), Terry is urged to help expose Friendly's crimes before someone else dies. How long can Terry go on before he finally has to act against the corrupt men who own the docks?

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-->-- '''Terry -->--'''Terry Malloy'''

A 1954 film directed by Creator/EliaKazan, written by Budd Schulberg Creator/BuddSchulberg and starring Creator/MarlonBrando in his first AcademyAward winning-role, ''On the Waterfront'' was also the Oscar winner for Best Picture.

In the film, Brando plays Terry Malloy, a former prizefighter now employed as a dockworker for the corrupt Union-boss, Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). (Creator/LeeJCobb.) One day, Malloy inadvertently participates in the murder of a dockworker that had planned to expose Mr. Friendly's illegal activities. As he comforts the dead man's sister, Edie (Eva Marie Saint), (Creator/EvaMarieSaint,) and meets a kindly priest (Karl Malden), (Creator/KarlMalden), Terry is urged to help expose Friendly's crimes before someone else dies. How long can Terry go on before he finally has to act against the corrupt men who own the docks?
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* BigBad: Mr Friendly.
* DirtyCoward: The only reason Terry lost the fight with Friendly was because Friendly called his guards to help him pry Terry off.

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* BigBad: Mr Mr. Friendly.
* DirtyCoward: The only reason Terry lost the fight with Friendly was because Friendly called his guards to help him pry Terry off.



* ICouldaBeenAContender: TropeNamer.

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* ICouldaBeenAContender: TropeNamer.



* StuffedInTheFridge: Towards the climax of the film, the corpse of [[spoiler: Terry's brother Charlie]] is found strung up on a wall.
* TakeThat: Elia Kazan, infamous for the rest of his life for naming names on the HUAC committee, made this film to show his critics an informer in a positive-light...which didn't have much of a effect, given that people were still protesting his choice when he won the Honorary Academy Award.

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* StuffedInTheFridge: Towards the climax of the film, the corpse of [[spoiler: Terry's [[spoiler:Terry's brother Charlie]] is found strung up on a wall.
* TakeThat: Elia Kazan, Creator/EliaKazan, infamous for the rest of his life for naming names on the HUAC committee, made this film to show his critics an informer in a positive-light...which positive-light... Which didn't have much of a effect, given that people were still protesting his choice when he won the Honorary Academy Award.



* TroubledButCute: Terry.

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* TroubledButCute: Terry.
19th Jan '15 3:23:02 AM damus2300
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* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Terry always regretted taking that dive.
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