About

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...

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Directed by

Elia Kazan

Written by

Budd Schulberg (Screenplay)

Runtime

108 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The Man Lived by the Jungle Law of the Docks!

Cast

Keywords

murder suspense dock union pigeon longshoreman

Photos

Lists

#140 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#150 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#19 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#46 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Eva Marie Saint

Oscar for Best Director Elia Kazan

Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Budd Schulberg

Oscar for Best Picture Sam Spiegel