Marlon Brando gives one of the screen`s most electrifying performances as
Best Actor in this 1954 Academy Award winner for Best Films.
Ex-fighter Terry Malloy (Brando from THE GODFATHER) could have been a
contender, but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J Cobb for THE EXORCIST)
on the gang-ridden waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken, however, when he lures a
rebellious worker to his death. But it takes the love of Edie Doyle (Eva Marie
Saint from NORTH BY NORTHWEST), the dead
s sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. When his crooked brother Charley the Gent (Rod Steiger from IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT) is brutally murdered for refusing to kill him, Terry battles to crush Friendlys underworld
Directed by Elia Kazan (A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE) and written by Budd
Schulberg (WHAT MAKES SAMMY RUN?), this unforgettable drama about
Terry`s redemption is among the most acclaimed of all films.
Best Picture Oscar Winner 1954.
Best Picture (Drama) Golden Globe Winner 1954.