Credits: terry malloy: marlon brando father barry: karl malden charlie the gent malloy: rod steiger edie doyle: eva marie saint johnny friendly: lee j cobb screenplay: budd schulberg music: leonard bernstein director: elia kazan. The 1954 film on the waterfront was shaped by its setting in hoboken on the waterfront featured marlon brando as terry malloy, a tough guy struggling with his conscience and his loyalty to a waterfront gang while most movies at the time were filmed on studio stages, on the waterfront was filmed on location, mostly in. Just as the world of johnny friendly (lee j cobb) temporarily seduced the character, so did communism seem appealing to kazan for a while, but in the when his own brother pulls a gun on him to get him to do something that goes against his conscience, terry responds not with violence or anger, but in. Besides edie, the entire waterfront knows what really happened, but no one will speak at johnny friendly's smoky barroom hangout, charlie “the gent” malloy, terry's brother, who serves as friendly's right-hand man, is introduced terry's hot temper in this scene indicates that his conscience is wrought by his role in joey's.
He is terry malloy, a wiry, jaunty, waterfront hanger-on in his late twenties they are all watching a fight on tv above the bar, and there is much hoarse laughter and ad lib jokes at the fight (shakes his head ruefully) i didn't even know i had one until i met you and edie this conscience stuff can drive you nuts. On the waterfront storyform synopsis: an ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses synopsis source: imdb terry malloy changes his essential nature while attempting to solve the story's problem regarding terry malloy, the audience is waiting for something to stop. Father barry: some people think the crucifixion only took place on calvary they better wise up taking joey doyle's life to stop him from testifying is a crucifixion and dropping a sling on kayo dugan because he was ready to spill his guts tomorrow, that's a crucifixion and every time the mob puts the pressure on a good.
The film's morality tale of corruption ends with its ultimate defeat and the saving of the community by a morally-redeemed martyr (a common man with a conscience) with a naturalistic acting style, marlon brando portrayed terry malloy, an inarticulate, struggling, brutish hero and small-time, washed-up ex-boxer who took a. On the waterfront: one man's fight against corruption by dr jennifer minter ( english works notes, 2016) set in the 1950s, elia kazan's film on the waterfront captures the essence of oppression endured by the stevedores on the hoboken docks, new jersey dependent upon johnny friendly's ruthless coterie of. Charley malloy, terry's brother, is a prime example of how power can corrupt can individual, though he is forced to reassess his behaviour when his transformation from being a morally weak character who struggles against his conscience, his triumph in defeating johnny reveals how that evil can easily. Terry is strong, but simple and uneducated — a seemingly perfect tool to be used by the corrupt union yet his conscience weighs heavily on him after the murder of friendly's unmitigated power, and father barry is convinced that corruption can be overturned so long as the dockworkers band together and fight for justice.
Meanwhile, the local priest, father barry (karl malden), tries to organize the longshoreman to speak out against the corruption around them by going before the waterfront crime commission terry is torn between loyalty to johnny and his brother and the unease of his conscience and his growing infatuation for the. For those unfamiliar with the film, on the waterfront tells the story of terry malloy ( brando), an ex-boxer turned longshoreman who struggles with his conscience when a criminal investigation into waterfront crime puts him at odds with a corrupt union boss (lee j cobb) and his own brother (rod steiger.
Kazan and schulberg refused repeated demands by the producers to shorten the scene, which is the moral core of the film since it persuades longshoreman terry malloy (marlon brando) to follow his conscience and testify against waterfront criminals on the waterfront won eight academy awards. The film, on the waterfront, is an example of corrupt and power hungry leaders at its finest the film focuses on terry malloy and his struggle between the life he wants, and the life he is forced to lead in order to keep the death of his brother, he becomes conscious of the corruption and finally takes a stance for the union.
Terry: conscience that stuff can drive you nuts terry malloy's transformation can be seen as being founded on a growing inner conflict that is brought about by his involvement in edie's brother's “murder” terry becomes torn between his growing love for edie (narrative artifice), his loyalty to his brother. Terry malloy's (brando's) fight against corruption was in part modeled after whistle-blowing longshoreman anthony divincenzo, who testified before a real- life waterfront commission on the facts of life on the hoboken docks and had suffered a degree of ostracism for his deed the historical context of the. Certainly the socially conscious writers and directors who came to the film capital from the east hoped for a more decentralised process terry's final walk to work, following his fight with johnny friendly, was seen by the british film director lindsay anderson as fascist,. On the waterfront there is a famous scene in on the waterfront terry malloy, played by marlon brando, sits in a taxi lit by menacing street lights flashing past he is influenced by the honest and robust priest and the convent-educated edie, and the battle for control of the union becomes a battle not only of conscience.
The protagonist terry malloy is the tragic hero is entrapped in a battle between good and evil forces the pure hearted father barry ad edie doyle attempt to rescue terry from his conscience which constantly torments him by urging him to speak out the truth while the mob on the other hand attempt to. John proctor and terry malloy by: ashik kabir elia kazan's film on the waterfront and arthur miller's play the crucible tell similar stories in the movie, on the waterfront, a waterfront worker named terry malloy aids in the killing of one of his co-employees, joey doyle in the beginning of the movie, we see that terry's. In on the waterfront, elia kazan chronicles the transformative journey of an inarticulate, but sensitive terry malloy exploring the ensuing battle within his conscience as it grapples with his gro.