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Uniform Title On the waterfront (Motion picture)
Title On the waterfront [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; an Elia Kazan production ; screenplay by Budd Schulberg ; a Horizon picture ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by Elia Kazan.

Imprint [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2013]


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Edition Three-DVD special ed.
Description 3 videodiscs (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (41 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 647
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 647.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Based upon an original story by Budd Schulberg ; suggested by articles by Malcolm Johnson.
Special features: Disc 1: Audio commentary by authors Richard Schickel and Jeff Young; New conversation between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and critic Kent Jones; Elia Kazan: an outsider (1982), an hour-long documentary; Visual essay on the aspect ratio; Trailer. Disc 2: Alternate presentation of 1.85:1 (widescreen) restoration; "I'm standin' over here now" (new making of documentary); New interview with Eva Marie Saint; Interview with Elia Kazan from 2001; New interview with longshoreman Thomas Hanley. Disc 3: Alternate presentation of 1.33:1 (full-screen) restoration; Who is Mr. Big? (new interview with author James T. Fisher about the real-life people and places behind the film); Contender: mastering the method (2001 documentary on the film's most famous scene); Leonard Bernstein's score (visual essay). Booklet featuring an essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda, Kazan's 1952 defense of his House Un-American Activities Committee testimony, one of the 1948 Malcolm Johnson articles that inspired the film, and a 1953 piece by screenwriter Budd Schulberg.
Contents disc 1. 4k restoration version -- disc 2. Alternate presentation of 1.85:1 restoration -- disc 3. Alternate presentation of 1.33:1 restoration.
Credits Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; art director, Richard Day ; film editor, Gene Milford ; wardrobe, Flo Transfield ; music by Leonard Bernstein.
Cast Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning, Leif Erickson, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon, Eva Marie Saint.
Summary "Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this masterpiece of urban poetry. A raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and social corruption... follows Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must decide whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly ... and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley..., as the authorities close in on them"--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono., Dolby Digital 5.1 (4K digital restoration).
Language Optional subtitles in English for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Corruption -- Drama.
Organized crime -- Drama
Clergy -- Drama
Stevedores -- Labor unions -- Corrupt practices -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- Drama
Genre/Form Gangster films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Kazan, Elia director.
Schulberg, Budd screenwriter, author.
Spiegel, Sam producer.
Brando, Marlon actor.
Malden, Karl actor.
Cobb, Lee J., 1911-1976, actor.
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002, actor.
Henning, Pat, 1911-1973, actor.
Erickson, Leif, 1911-1986, actor.
Westerfield, James, 1913-1971, actor.
Galento, Tony, 1910-1979,, actor.
Mauriello, Tami, 1923-1999,, actor.
Hamilton, John, 1893-1967,, actor.
Heldabrand, John, actor.
Bond, Rudy actor.
Blackman, Don, actor.
Keegan, Arthur, -1967, actor.
Simon, Abe, 1913-1969, actor.
Saint, Eva Marie, 1924- actor.
Kaufman, Boris cinematographer.
Day, Richard, 1894-1972, art director.
Milford, Gene film editor.
Transfield, Flo, costume designer.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990, composer (expression)
Johnson, Malcolm M. (Malcolm Malone), 1904-1976, author.
Schickel, Richard commentator.
Young, Jeff commentator.
Scorsese, Martin interviewee.
Jones, Kent, 1964- interviewee.
Hanley, T. (Thomas) interviewee.
Fisher, James Terence interviewee.
Almereyda, Michael essayist.
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604656602
Standard No. 715515101615
Music No. CC2097D Criterion Collection

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