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On the Waterfront (1954)

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Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb

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A longshoreman and ex boxer named Terry Malloy witnesses a murder perpetrated by his corrupt union. When a beautiful young woman comes into the picture that just so happens to be the murdered man’s sister, Terry feels obligated to stand up to his bosses as a result of his recent relations with her.
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With his electrifying performance in Elia Kazan’s thought-provoking, expertly constructed melodrama, Marlon Brando redefined the possibilities of acting for film and helped permanently alter the cinematic landscape.
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