On the Waterfront Trailer & Clips


On the Waterfront full movie is released on Jun 22, 1954. Watch On the Waterfront online - the English Crime movie from United States. On the Waterfront is directed by Elia Kazan and created by Budd Schulberg with Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. On the Waterfront is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

As know as:

Na pristaniški obali, 岸上風雲, I storbyens havn, Op de kaaien..., Bottom of the River

Release Date:

Jul 28, 1954

Release Date (Streaming):

Oct 23, 2001


United States



Stream Service:

Columbia Pictures

Production Companies:

Horizon Pictures


The Man Lived by the Jungle Law of the Docks!, A story as warm and moving as GOING MY WAY...but with brass knuckles!, It walked away with just about every award there was - and it still could !, Tender love...terrifying conflict!


Pauline Kael
New Yorker
It is one of the most powerful American movies of the 50s, and few movies caused so much talk, excitement, and dissension -- largely because of Marlon Brando's performance as the inarticulate, instinctively alienated bum, Terry Malloy.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 28, 2022
Brandon Judell
But sometimes great art, like Wagner's and Celine's, comes from people you wouldn't want to break bread with. But snub the art? Who'd want to miss Marlon Brando's performance?
by rottentomatoes, Jun 15, 2021
Marjory Adams
Boston Globe
On the Waterfront is strong, tough and cruelly violent, but it is also a film that should make theatre history for 1954. It will strike audiences with special impact because it is based on undisputed fact.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 08, 2021

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