Marlon Brando is Terry Malloy, an ex-prize fighter struggling against union corruption along the New York waterfront, in Elia Kazan's film classic. Malloy's battle takes him all the way to the witness stand, where he finds himself testifying against union leaders. The film was Kazan's response to his decision to turn in the names of his Hollywood contemporaries during Senator Joe McCarthy's anti-Communism hearings. Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, and Malden were all nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscars. Academy Award Nominations: 12. Academy Awards: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Marlon Brando, Best Story and Screenplay.
Region 1 Keep Case Special Edition Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital Mono- English Dolby Digital Mono- French Additional Release Material: Trailers Featurette: CONTENDER- MASTERING THE METHOD Interviews: Elia Kazan Audio Commentary: Jeff Young- Elia Kazan Biographer, Richard Schickel- Writer/Critic Interactive Features: Scene Selection Interative Menus Text/Photo Galleries: Production Notes Talent Files Vintage Photo Gallery
Winner, 1954 Academy Awards: Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w)